A group of local people came together to form a community group and a company limited by guarantee, soon to become a charity, to bring Cornholme’s former library back into community use.
The Old Library now hosts a thriving community café which provides good quality food and drinks to local people and visitors. The building is also a meeting space for families, older people, and groups working together or meeting for mutual support.
It is also a springboard for encouraging diverse groups to meet, healthy eating initiatives, health education and book exchanges.
We include a digital learning station in the café – a community based internet café – which provides the public computer and internet access. You can look for work, do online courses or pay your bill here. We intend to establish peer to peer learning on using basic IT equipment.