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.

Children's Library

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.

Mission Statement

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)

  • Robyn Cook

  • Angela Dauterman Ordaz

  • Steve Sharp

  • Hilary Vickers

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 is managed by Sarah Whitmore, seconded from Bucks Library Service. Her welcome. enthusiasm and knowledge provides valuable support and guidance to the library's volunteers.

 

To get in touch with our manager please send an email to

lib-had@buckscc.gov.uk

 

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 forty.

We also partner with other local organisations to provide mutually beneficial services to our local communities,

Our Donors

 

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

Co Op

Haddenham Beer Festival Trust

Haddenham Book Sale

Haddenham Bridge Club

Haddenham Christmas Tree Festival

Haddenham Fete

Haddenham Garden Centre

Haddenham Lodge No. 8944

Haddenham Lodge No. 1629

Haddenahm Mummers

Haddenham Parish Council

Haddenham Screen

Haddenham Village Society

Haddenham Youth Football Club

LLoyds Bank Plc

Local Area Forum

McCormick UK

No Fear Bridge Group

Paul Wilkinson Photography

Probus Club of Thame

Purple Frog

Rectory Homes

Rotary Club of Haddenham

Systech Illinois

The Book House, Thame

U3A Mah-Jong Group

Waitrose Ltd

and our many anonymous individual donors

 

© 2020 Haddenham Community Library 

Reg charity no: 1148062

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Find us: 

Banks Park, Banks Road, Haddenham, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP17 8EE

Call us:

01296 387865