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Neilston Street Library

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1577: tabled on 03 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the growing number of voluntary groups dedicated to sharing their love of books with other members of their communities; further welcomes the initiative of Lindy Montgomery and Laura Curtis, both residents of Neilston in East Renfrewshire who launched a street library to help fellow villagers discover the joy of reading; notes that Lindy and Laura borrowed an idea from America called a Blind Book Club in which readers take a book they know nothing about, although the pair have put their own spin on that concept by wrapping the books and adding a brief description; further notes that this initiative has helped local residents while libraries have been closed due to the covid-19 pandemic and has helped elderly residents and those who have been shielding for whom Lindy and Laura have offered a delivery service.