A SHORT HISTORY
We've been operating as a local independent charity since 2012 and we are located right at the heart of the village of Haddenham. We provide a bright and welcoming unique space for connecting and learning, offering services to all sections of the community. We offer the traditional services of a public library together with free access to a wide range of information, use of public computers, recreational activities and e-learning opportunities. Our library is accessible, welcoming and family friendly. Our manager and a team of volunteers are just waiting to help you!
You don't have to be member of the library to enjoy what we offer and our services are open to everyone.
We refurbished our children's library in 2017 with the help of our donors and friends. It has been very successful and we are looking forward to bringing the rest of the library up to its standard.
To provide an accessible, welcoming, family-friendly and vibrant modern library fit for the 21st century.
To achieve this mission, HCL intends to offer traditional library services and to engage with the community in order to provide additional services which provide access to information, promote life-long learning and support wellbeing.
In order to achieve this, the trustees will focus on sustainability (financial and human resources), maintain and develop a network of strategic partners and stakeholders, maximise the benefits of highly motivated and well-trained staff and volunteers.
MEET OUR TRUSTEES
The Management Committee responsible for running the charity is made up of all the Director/Trustees plus a Library Manager who is seconded from Buckinghamshire County Council Library Services. The Management Committee meets once every other month. There is also an Annual Public Meeting at which we present a review of HCL's performance over the previous 12 months and talk about future plans.
The Director/Trustees give their time voluntarily and receive no benefits from the charity outside those generally available to all beneficiaries i.e. the provision of a library service in the community.
The current Director/Trustees are:
Susan Toner (Chair)
Tim Mozley (Treasurer)
Peter Mason (Company Secretary)
Angela Dauterman Ordaz
Trustees meeting via Zoom during lockdown
As Trustees, the directors are responsible for producing an annual report for the Charity Commission, the latest copy of which can be viewed on the Charity Commission's website.
View our latest Annual Report here.
PARTNERS AND DONORS
Our Partners include our staff and volunteers. Haddenham Community Library operates in association with Bucks Library Service. the involvement of the county team provides valuable support and guidance to the library's volunteers.
To get in touch with our manager please send an email to
Haddenham Community Library would not exist without its volunteers. The fact that the library continues to prosper is in large measure due to the strength of its team of volunteers which has now grown to over thirty.
Although Haddenham Community Library is funded in part by a grant from Buckinghamshire Council, as a charity there is an ongoing need to find additional means from other sources not only to cover overheads and maintain reserves and allow for future investment in HCL's services.
The Trustees would like to thank all the organisations without whose generous contributions it would not be possible to maintain a library service in Haddenham. A list of these supporters is displayed on the 'Honours Board' in the library entrance, which is updated annually.
We also partner with other local organisations to provide mutually beneficial services to our local communities.
Our Donor Honours Board
Community Leadership Fund
Haddenham Beer Festival Trust
Haddenham Book Sale
Haddenham Bridge Club
Haddenham Christmas Tree Festival
Haddenham Lodge No. 8944
Haddenham Lodge No. 1629
Haddenham Parish Council
Haddenham Village Society
Haddenham Youth Football Club
LLoyds Bank Plc
Local Area Forum
No Fear Bridge Group
Probus Club of Thame
Rotary Club of Haddenham
U3A Mah-Jong Group
and our many anonymous individual donors