We were greatly encouraged by the news that the Community has been awarded a grant by the Number 1 Trust towards the cost of our library refurbishment project. We are hoping work will begin on the project in the next couple of months.
In order to protect and preserve the library collection and to create an environment in which readers can comfortably and safely use the books, we need to make significant changes to the windows and lighting in the library rooms. At this stage we are looking to refurbish the windows to ensure ventilation control, apply protective film to reduce the levels of ultraviolet light reaching the books, and fit blinds as part of a lighting plan enabling strong direct light to be blocked over the course of the day.
Over coming years, we plan to undertake significant work in cataloguing and conservation as well as improving the physical environment of the library. We require a conservation assessment and are currently applying for funding through charitable sources. Applications for a cataloguing project are also underway. Please do get in touch with any ideas, or suggestions if you know of any possible sources for funding.
We are pleased to announce that the Community has also been awarded a grant from the Rebecca Hussey Book Charity for the purchase of new books for the library.
We have received 38 books from the grant. Plans are underway to catalogue the books and we will be making them available on our library catalogue in due course. http://heritage.mirfield.org.uk/.
The object of Rebecca Hussey’s Book Charity is to provide religious and other useful books to institutions in the UK. The charity aims to do this by offering support to libraries in small institutions where religious study and development are encouraged.