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Furniture Scheme to take over the running of Craven Arms Library

In a major move the Furniture Scheme will take over the running of the library in Craven Arms from Shropshire Council.

The library will move from the iconic Secret Hills Discovery Centre with its grass roof to the Community Centre in the town.

Jean Jarvis MBE, chief executive of The Furniture Scheme, believes that the taking over of the library service is the latest step in the development of the Furniture Scheme as a community.

“The Furniture Scheme took over the management of the community centre last April with the aim of building it into a vibrant community hub, and there is now a real buzz to the centre,” said Jean Jarvis.

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming the library service and are confident that we can deliver a great service for local people.”

This means the library moves from council ownership to a community organisation with support from the council. It will be the first wholly-run community library in Shropshire.

February 17, 2014

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