Life here at SHARE Frome has been busy in 2022 and we have yet more changes to come in the new year which we hope will make borrowing from us easier.

In July of this year after an 18 month application process, we were really proud to finally become a UK registered charity. In September we made another big step and separated from local Community Entrepreneurship business Edventure, who have owned us ever since starting us seven years ago as part of their regular Business Start-up courses run for young adults. 

You may have noticed changes going on inside our shop too. A retro paint job was finished just in time for our first ever fund-raising Funk Soul Disco in June of this year. This unique and fun event was a great success bringing staff, volunteers, trustees, customers and the general public together. And we’re not stopping there as plans are now underway for the Big Library Reshuffle, a two-day volunteering event on 21st & 22nd December which aims to improve our existing Library of Things service by allowing us to store more items members can borrow and create a space where individuals and organisations can come and share their skills and knowledge about recycling, repairing, reducing and reusing; values that are core to our charitable purpose.

We are also currently looking for a new Library of Things Assistant to replace are long-term staff member Clare Krige and as of Monday 9th January 2023 we’ll be changing our opening hours. We’ll have an early shift (8:30-11:00) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays to suit those out on the school run and our later shift (15:30-18:00) on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays will make borrowing more manageable for people who work.

If you’re interested in finding out more about The Library of Things Assistant job, you can go to https://sharefrome.org/2022/10/27/apply/. To see what you can borrow from SHARE Frome, click through to our catalogue at www.sharefrome.org/things or to volunteer your help with the Big Library Reshuffle, call 07983 639611 and leave your name and details and somebody will call you back.

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