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Winter 2016

Saving or Spending: you can help our library


Barrow Community library was established in July 2015 with financial support from Leicestershire County Council (LCC) and Barrow Parish Council. Eventually, the direct funding from LCC will end although they will continue to provide the library building and stock of books. With this in mind our library management committee is planning for financial independence from LCC.

Below are three ways you can help to fund the library:

The Co-op Local Community Fund. Take out a £1.00 membership of the local Co-op.

When you purchase Co-op branded goods you will receive a 5% dividend, additionally 1% is donated to charity. In this village, for 2016/17, there are three charities which have been chosen to receive equal benefit; Bishop Beveridge Club, Hall Orchard PTFA and Barrow Community Library.
www.co-operativefood.co.uk/membership

Loughborough Building Society Affinity Account

Open a Barrow Community Library Savings Account with the Loughborough Building Society. Currently, the interest rate is 0.75%.
An account can be opened with a minimum of just £10. Application forms are available in the Library or online. When 25 or more accounts are open, 1% of all balances within the Affinity Account is paid annually as a bonus to the library. We currently need more accounts to reach this threshold of 25, so even if you can only invest £10, please help us by opening an account. The Loughborough Building Society has an office on High Street, Loughborough. Photo identification and proof of address is required to open an account.
www.theloughborough.co.uk/savings/ easy-access/affinity-account

“Give as you live” Online Shopping

Register on the www.giveasyoulive.com website, and select Barrow-upon-Soar Community Association as the charity you want to support.

When you have created an account, do all your online shopping using the www.giveasyoulive.com website. They have over 4,000 online retailers including Amazon, Tesco etc. A percentage of every purchase made is paid to BUSCA to help to run our library. www.giveasyoulive.com

Barrrow Community Library is part of Barrow Upon Soar Community Association (BUSCA), Charity number: 1156170.
If you have queries on any of these schemes contact the library: email: library@barrowuponsoar.org.uk or call into the library. We thank you for your continued support of Barrow Community Library.

Barrow Community Library Committee