Wendy Howe, a local resident was key in setting up the group and said:
“Since the Lazer House Library was closed, it can be quite a walk for some people to get to another library so it’s great to have a book swap in our community.”
Vicar of Christ Church, Revd Laura Baker, said:
“It was wonderful to see people meet each other, sit down together and enjoy a chat over some tea and cake. It’s really important to bring the community together and we needed a library and a place for people to meet.
We lost our library 15 years ago, so we made our own. With loneliness an increasing problem, this new book swap brings people together to share a love of reading and to have a place to make new friends.”
The book swap will run every Wednesday morning 10am to 12pm in Christ Church Centre on Magdalen Road.
The picture above includes Wendy Howe, left and the Revd Laura Baker, centre.