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 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.
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.
|Monday||3pm - 5.30pm|
|Wednesday||3pm - 5.30pm|
|Friday||3pm - 5.30pm|
|Saturday||10am - Noon|
**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.
Puddletown Community Library
Puddletown Village Hall
01305 848506 (during library hours)
Or pop in during library hours
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