Well done to Kirkheaton Library volunteers and Yetton Together at Kirklees Libraries Awards 2016 night held at Huddersfield Library on 15th November.
Lesley Finnegan was nominated for the Ambassador Award for all her hard work as a volunteer, children’s craft group organiser and much else. Jim, her husband was nominated for ‘The Unsung Hero’ Award for all his work behind the scenes keeping the library going. Trish Mellor, as representative of Yetton Together, was nominated for the Community Award and Sue Bowyer was nominated for ‘The Pioneer ‘award for establishing a number of activities in the library including the Lego club and Book group. Sadly none of them were winners but as Carol Stump, Head of Library Services, said at the ceremony – all the nominees are winners for all their outstanding work in the community to retain the library service despite the cuts.
However Kirkheaton Volunteers Group fought off stiff opposition from about 9 other volunteer groups including Denby Dale, Kirkburton, Golcar and Marsden to win the Team Spirit award for all their hard work in establishing the library in its new home and running it. (there is only 5 hours of paid staff – the rest of the time the volunteers run the library)
So CONGRATULATIONS to them !