Somerset pub 'to open library'

Emily Delchar, 05 Apr 2013 12:47

A pub in the West Country looks set to go further than simply offering pints of beer and packets of crisps, as it is also planning to provide a library facility.
 
The Stoke Inn at Chew Stoke wants to open a library to complement its existing book exchange scheme, further aiding customers with a literary interest, reports the Somerset Guardian.
 
Bosses plan to hold a community library open event on Wednesday (April 10th) to give local people a chance to have their say on how the pub should be used.
 
Councillor David Nixon, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Bath and North East Somerset Council, said: "[The council] is working with partners to develop community libraries in local venues where there is space both to provide book stock and to offer activities that will enhance and support a community library."
 
The local authority hopes sessions can soon be run on a fortnightly or monthly basis.

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