03 February 2015

The charity created to support Northamptonshire libraries is encouraging people across the county to consider signing up to become a library guardian as part of National Libraries Day (Saturday 7th February).

LibraryPlus Trust was established as a registered charity in May 2014 to enable Northamptonshire County Council to continue to invest in library services despite growing financial pressures and to ensure donations go further.

Enhancing services

By becoming a guardian, library users can contribute towards enhancing library services by making a one-off donation or a regular monthly payment to LibraryPlus Trust.

In return, guardians will benefit from a discount on library services including book reservations, early bird invitations to exclusive library and literary events, and regular email bulletins on how their money is helping to support libraries across the county.

Cllr Robin Brown, county council cabinet member for public health and wellbeing, said: “Libraries are not just about books but so much more – they offer everything from business support for new start-ups, to parent and child groups.

“LibraryPlus Trust is already doing a fantastic job to make sure our libraries can continue to thrive and develop an increasingly wide range of community services amid huge budget pressures, but it can’t succeed alone.

“By becoming a library guardian, you can play an important role in helping us to develop new and innovative services for future generations to enjoy.”

Make a difference

You can become a guardian for just £2 a month, or a family guardian (up to two adults and three children) for £4 a month, or make a one-off donation.

To find out more about LibraryPlus Trust or to become a library guardian, visit www.libraryplustrust.org.uk.