Puddletown Community Library
Puddletown Community Library

Information and Forms

For Information on using the library, and how you can help, please see below.

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.

 

Gift Aid:

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 Lizzie Peckover on 01305 848712 for more information.

Join the 200 Club - 2017  tickets have now been 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 DVDs, Music CDs & Audio books 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.

 

Donate when using the Hot Drinks machine:

We have to recover the cost of providing the Hot Drinks machine, to enable us to continue to offer this service for our visitors.

 

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.

 

Promote your business - Business Card Racks:

We have two business card racks located near the self service drinks machine. You can pay £10 a year to place your Business Cards in a slot in the rack - so you will be helping towards the running costs of the library as well as promoting your business. If you are interested, pop into the library.

 

Purchase your copy of 'The men behind the names..' :

A Puddletown Memorial by Ian Miller. The story of the 22 Puddletown men who didn't come home from The Great War. The booklet is 60 pages long and printed in full colour. It is available for sale in the Library, on a not-for profit basis, priced at £4.50, which includes a £1 donation to the Library's running costs. For more information, see the documents in the Forms Section.

 

Printer Cartridge Recycle Bin:

We now have a printer cartridge recycle bin in the library. Please bring your used (manufacturers original) inkjet cartridges & laser toners to be recycled. Deposit your empty cartridges in our recylce bin and help raise money for the library.

Forms Section

Staying Safe On-line
Code club - stay safe online.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [365.3 KB]
Code Club Consent Forn
Code club consent form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [232.9 KB]
200 Club Information
200 Club information-2.docx
Microsoft Word document [82.5 KB]
Constitution of the Friends of Pudldetown Library
Constitution (1).doc
Microsoft Word document [33.0 KB]
FOPL Application
FOPL application.doc
Microsoft Word document [102.0 KB]
Free Loan, and how to use it
Free loan how to use it.docx
Microsoft Word document [88.4 KB]
Gift Aid Declaration
Gift Aid Declaration rev1w.doc
Microsoft Word document [93.5 KB]
Public Holiday Library Hours, 2017/2018
Holiday opening hours.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
The Men behind the names.docx
Microsoft Word document [4.6 MB]

Newsletter Archive

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.

Jan 2008, Early Days - with support from Oliver Letwin
newsletter1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [153.2 KB]
April 2008, Lively meeting launches Friends of Puddletown Library
newsletter2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [275.1 KB]
September 2008, Puddletown Library to make history
newsletter3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [132.2 KB]
Jan 2009, Our volunteers make history. Carnival Committee makes a generous donation
newsletter4.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
Spring 2009, New computing equipment to arrive
Newsletter5.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [231.0 KB]
Summer 2009, Can we convince our neighbours that computers won't bite?
Newsletter6.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [334.7 KB]
Feb 2010, One good turn deserves another...
Newsletter7 pages1and2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.6 MB]
Summer 2010, Flying the Flag at the Carnival
Newsletter8.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]
Dec 2010, Could this really be the end of the road for our Library?
Newsletter9.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [212.6 KB]
April 2011, Are we ready to roll up our sleeves for our Library?
Newsletter10.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [395.4 KB]
Aug 2011, Lost by one vote - but our library CAN survive...
Newsletter11..pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [177.7 KB]
Dec 2011, As one door closes, another opens invitingly for us...
Newsletter12.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [341.4 KB]
March 2012, We get the green light at long last
Newsletter13.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [357.2 KB]
Summer 2012, Diamond Jubilee Edition - Dazzling Prospects
Newsletter14.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [278.6 KB]
Autumn 2012, Getting ourselves noticed...
Newsletter 15.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [873.7 KB]
Christmas 2012, 7th January 2013 - that's our date with destiny...
Newsletter 16.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [598.8 KB]
January 2013, We make history again as we take over our library
Newsletter 17.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [505.1 KB]
Spring 2013, It's all go...
Newsletter 18.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.5 MB]

The Friends of Puddletown Library

Charity number 1154773

Library Hours:

 

Monday  3pm - 5.30pm
Tuesday  Closed
Wednesday  3pm - 5.30pm
Thursday  **See below**
Friday  3pm - 5.30pm
Saturday  10am - Noon
Sunday  Closed

**Open Thursday 10.15am - 11.15am for Mothers & Toddlers (term time only). Closed to general public**

For Public Holiday Library Hours, please click on PDF below.

Public Holiday Opening Hours 2017/2018
Holiday opening hours.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

Contact us:

By Post: 

Puddletown Community Library

Puddletown Village Hall

High Street

Puddletown

Dorset

DT2 8RX

By telephone:

01305 848506  (during library hours)

Or pop in during library hours

 

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Information and Forms.