The extension of the competition is to give more people a chance to get clicking and also partly to help counter the effect of ongoing vandalism of our street posters and to help those who are only lately aware, or not yet aware, of the competition due to the removal of the posters.
C’mon get your cameras and phones out and make a bit of extra money before Christmas.
GET YOUR CAMERA OUT QUICK – or your phone and take some shots of your life in Killyleagh – YOU COULD WIN £50 for your efforts and talents. Not only that, but your photo will be shown in the library AND will become part of the Folk Museum archive – GET CLICKING !!!
Here’s the Chairman’s report -
FOLK (Friends of the Library in Killyleagh) First Annual Report
Tuesday, September 18, 2013 at 7.30pm held in Killyleagh Library
In a sentence – Killyleagh library, threatened with closure in October 2011 and again in 2012, remains open and FOLK has played the key role in making this happen; but delivering new premises, a requirement by Libraries NI, continues to be a core issue.
Everyone who joined FOLK, those who have given their time and efforts free, to make FOLK work, especially our wonderful guest speakers at FOLK inspired events; donors, sponsors who are generous when we need them; local businesses who put up our posters; the Dufferin Arms who provide an alternative meeting place. And last, but not least, the hard working officers and committee of FOLK – thank-you all. We also should not forget the sterling work done, pre FOLK, by the Save Killyleagh Library committee.
THE CONTINUING CHALLENGE is to maintain and increase the library membership, borrowing and usage against a background of very limited opening hours: To help facilitate staff in certain situations and raise and widen the general profile of the library. Thanks to our partnership with Libraries NI, they responded to our initiative to paint and refurbish the interior of the library: And thanks to LNI the library now boasts a new exhibition gallery and children’s art wall. They have also put in place a more frequent refresh rate for the book stock and FOLK has inspired new reading initiatives like Brilliant Books where readers can tell others about the books they are enjoying.
A great fun fishy event this morning in the library – thanks so much to all who arrived and joined in with the fishing and the fish ‘heads’ and the fun ….. more shots to follow.
Next week is the beginning of National Book Start. Please tell all the young children you know – there are loads of great new Fairy Tales in the library
The new Sloane Gallery is opening with our very own local artist, Leo Casement’s new exhibition. FRIDAY 7th JUNE at 1pm. Neil Shawcross will launch the event. Tea and coffee, chat and a visual treat ….
KNOW YOUR PARK! As the long evenings come in, this is an event not to be missed. Expert Simon Boyle, who leads the team at Delamont Park, will be at Killyleagh Library on Wednesday, May 29 (7.00pm – 800pm) when he will give an illustrated talk on the rich natural history of the Park. A few surprises will be in store for many who regularly walk around our beautiful park – in nature what you see is often the result of knowing what to look for, and where. Please support this FOLK event and by doing so, help secure the future of our library. Remember using the library, especially borrowing books and attending events, is vital to safeguarding its future. Admission to this event is free.
(Reminder: If it is due, please renew your FOLK membership (£5), when you next call into the library; thank-you – or do it right here online by clicking link above)
The famous and infamous women of Killyleagh – click on the F to the right here and see lots more on the library Facebook page