Staffordshire Libraries continue to work in partnership with Gnosall Library Environment and Nurture Hub (GLEAN) on a community library for Gnosall. GLEAN is a small voluntary group made up of residents with relevant skills and experience, and one parish councillor. The Group were delighted last year, to have a successful application to the Charity Commission to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, which is legal structure for a Charity that wishes to become incorporated.
GLEAN visited Werrington Community Library and Wellbeing Centre in January to see a community managed library in action and to talk to the committee and volunteers there about their experiences of it.
One member of GLEAN commented “We learnt a lot about how an active group of volunteers can manage and run a library very successfully, with numerous extra activities for all sections of the local community.”