Since our local library was closed by the Council, the Cup Cake Book Club was formed.
We started meeting at our local pub, the Spring Close Tavern, where we received a warm welcome. So much so, that not only are we provided with coffee and tea, and special cup cake napkins, but the landlord has decided to build a bookcase to house our books.
People can now go to the pub and read a book ( there is a growing children's section as well), or take a book home and leave a small donation to charity.
The bookcase proved so successful, that the collection box made £35 within a few weeks,and last Tuesday, we had the grand opening.
Local councillors were present, as well as councillor Ogilvie, who is responsible for the libraries in the Leeds City Council, and staff from the mobile library service to speak about their job and listen to people's suggestions and feedback.
It was a great night:
Councillor Ogilvie cut the ribbon to the bookcase,
The cakes were especially made for the occasion, reflecting both Halloween night and the loss of our local library.
We all enjoyed the conversation,
and the warmth of the fireplace.
We enjoyed a drink and learned a lot about other book clubs in the city.
Many thanks to the landlord, Mike, for his warm hospitality!!
Mike with councillor Ogilvie.