Little Common library open day

HUNDREDS OF books were up for grabs on Tuesday as volunteers at Little Common Community Library held the Spring sale which is their major fundraiser of the year.

A number of stalls were available for visitors to peruse and snap up bargains and the event included cake sale and crafts as well as books with specialist writing and novels. Organiser Liz O’Brien said: “It went very well. Bexhill Town Mayor Councillor Joanne Gadd was there, one of the founding members of the library because she and her husband helped set it up eleven years ago. We had about a thousand books on offer, the cake stall did very sell and sold out, we had a successful raffle, and Marian and Barbara from Little Common crafts group also came. I think everyone was very pleased.”

The library came into being in 2002 when the late Percy Pearson decided to purchase it because it was going to be closed down by East Sussex County Council. He and wife Yvonne worked with a group of supporters to keep a service going for the benefit of local people. It became a registered charity and is now run by 34 volunteers, receiving support from the ‘Friends of Little Common Library’ and donations from the public. The Library opens Tuesday between 9.30-4pm and Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. For details call 01424 224979.