One of the key areas that the Community Support Officers support the Community Managed Libraries is in supporting them to manage their library buildings. The range of support varies enormously.
It can be from helping them make sure that all the Health and Safety checks are completed correctly to liaising with colleagues in the property services to ensure that issues with the building have been put right.
We will often be involved in larger projects to do with the buildings as well that may be needed to enhance the service
The library buildings themselves are an important asset for all the community groups that have taken on the management of the Community Managed Libraries as the space that they offer allow the groups to deliver the great events and services for the local communities.