The Afternoon Tea event held on the last Friday of every month at Whitworth Library was exceptionally well attended in July as children and adults rose to the challenge of creating cakes to enter for the Bakeathon; with prizes for the top three winning cakes in both categories.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Whitworth Alan and Janet Neal were the judges, ably helped by Councillors Peter Steen and Peter Buckley. Mr Buckley is the Lancashire County Councillor with responsibility for libraries and he was more than impressed by the turnout, commitment and enthusiasm of the people of Whitworth.
He was able to confirm that the library will be staying open but has yet to comment on its hours of opening although, for the meantime, the current opening hours will remain unchanged.
Everyone in attendance were also entertained by Susan Worrall , a local writer, who read some of her poetry and gave us a sneak preview of her forthcoming children’s book.
The fun doesn’t stop there though, Whitworth Library is going to play host to so many different events and activities over the summer holidays, if you’re interested in getting involved in our wide range of activities, pop into the library to get an up to date calendar of what’s on. There’s so many different activities, we’re confident you’ll find something that suits you!
The FOWLG was set up in 2016 as a response to LCC making cuts to library services. The non-party, apolitical group believes that the loss of this community hub, which offers a growing number of a variety of activities in addition to the usual book lending and IT facilities, would be detrimental to the well-being of the people of Whitworth.