A new era for Haddenham was brought in by House of Commons Speaker John Bercow MP when he officially opened the village’s community library at the weekend.
The library will be one of 14 of its kind created around Bucks in which volunteers help shape the service to meet people’s needs.
Thirty volunteers have offered their help and have been trained to staff library sessions, supported by two county council staff. Managing it are five residents who have become trustees of the now registered charity.
Trustees’ chairman Steve Sharp said the partnership of volunteers and county staff was vital to the project’s success. Other areas, such as Wendover, are due to open their own community libraries. For more see www.buckscc.gov.uk/bcc/libraries/branches/haddenham