Using the Library:
You are welcome to come to the Library and to use all of the facilities; but if you would like to borrow books from Puddletown Community Library you will need a Libraries West Membership Card. Anyone who lives, works or studies in Dorset can apply for a Membership card - membership is free.
If you don't have a Libraries West Membership Card, you can complete an application on-line, or collect an application form from Puddletown Library - pop in during Library hours.
Online: visit Libraries West complete the on-line registration and you will be sent a membership card in the post.
Join us as a Friend of Puddletown Library (FoPL):
As a FoPL, you will be making a vital contribution to keeping the library open, to enable us to continue to offer a space that enables all members of the community to learn, work and socialise. We aim to provide a service which reflects the needs of the local community, to promote literacy generally and to be a welcoming place in the Community. This is just £5 for a single Membership, £8.00 for couples at the same address, and £10 for family membership.
For the FoPL Constitiution and FoPL Application form see the below forms section, or pop into the library.
If you are a UK taxpayer, please Gift Aid your membership fee. This enables us to reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that you give. Please see below forms section for Gift Aid form, or pop into the library for a copy.
Volunteer - donate your time:
Our library is run entirely by volunteers. Our volunteers donate their time for free and we would welcome new people to join us in order to keep this a living project for the community. We are still looking for volunteers to help with the daily running of the Library, which helps keep this much needed service open and running. Working in a library is about more than checking books in and out. We are looking for volunteers who love talking to people, especially about books. Please contact Mary Berry 01305 848557 for more information.
Join the 200 Club - 2020 tickets are now being sold:
The 200 Club is a monthly Draw, drawn at the Library at 4pm on the last Friday of each month. Membership is £10 per year. Each ticket is automatically entered in the draw. The money raised by the monthly draw helps to pay our rent. For more information, see below forms section, or pop into the library.
1st Prize: £40, 2nd Prize £20, 3rd Prize £10
Donate Audio books, DVDs & Music CDs for us to offer for Free Loan.
Support our fundraising events.
Donate when borrowing Free Loan DVDs, Audio CDs or Books:
For information on Free Loan, see forms section below.
Make a donation:
We are totally dependent on fund raising and donations. You can support your Community Library by making a financial donation by cash or cheque at the library. Please make cheques payable to The Friends of Puddletown Library. If you are a UK taxpayer, please Gift Aid your donation. This enables us to reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that you give. For Gift Aid Declaration form, see below forms section or pop into the library for a copy.
Find out how Puddletown Community Library became Dorset's first Community Library. Read about the people that helped make this happen - browse through the Newletters produced prior to the opening of the Library.