Contents of a leaflet about the Library issued when it opened in 1972


 

 

DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL

 
  Burton Bradstock Library, Eric Ricketts 1970  
 

BURTON

 

 
 

BRADSTOCK

 

 
 

LIBRARY

 

 
     

INTRODUCTION

Since 1958, Button Bradstock has been served by a mobile library vehicle, siting the village once a fortnight. Within more recent years, it has become vious that the mobile library service was becoming inadequate for the reading requirements of the residents of Burton Bradstock, in the light of rapid and continuing growth in the population of the village.

In accordance with the policy of the Library and General Purposes Committee to provide small libraries in rapidly developing villages in Dorset, e old Wesleyan Chapel was purchased from the trustees for the cost of £1,000, and has been converted by the County Architect for use as a library. Many of the features of the old chapel have been utilised, including the original pulpit, which has been reconstructed as the library issue desk.

The new library's shelves carry a stock of over 3,000 volumes including books for adults and children and a small "quick reference" section. Facilities are available for study and browsing in the library and a whole section is devoted to books for children.

The contractor for the conversion of the building was A. G. Down, Ltd., Bridport; electrical fittings are by H. W. Smith & Son, Weymouth; ceiling Southern Tiling and the floor covering by Dorset Floors.

The shelving by Terrapin Reska Ltd., has been designed to fit in with e general decor of the building. The island cases are mobile to enable the room to be used for other purposes, if required. The tables and chairs are by Ercol Furniture Ltd., and the stools by W. H. Hands, both of High Wycombe.

The cost of the conversion was £2,300; furniture and shelving £600.

INFORMATION

BURTON BRADSTOCK LIBR4RY, OLD WESLEYAN CHAPEL, BURTON BRADSTOCK

TELEPHONE NUMBER: Burton Bradstock 563

Will open on MONDAY 13th MARCH 1972 at 4p.m

HOURS OF OPENING THEREAFTER
MONDAYS 4.00 - 7.00

TUESDAYS

2.30 -4.30
THURSDAYS

2.30

-4.30
FRIDAYS

4.00

-7.00
LIBRARIAN: Mrs. O. L. YOUNG

THE SERVICE

HOW TO JOIN

The County Library service is available to everyone who is resident, employed, or is studying full-time within the County, except the boroughs of Poole and Weymouth where separate library services are available. Readers' tickets issued by these and other authorities are accepted. Adults registering at Burton Bradstock library are given three tickets enabling them to borrow three books of any kind. Those entitled to a National Insurance retirement pension will be given on request, special pensioners' tickets, which exempt holders from payment of overdue charges. Children under the age of 14 are given two tickets. All tickets are valid for four years. Students may obtain extra tickets on request.

LOANS

Books are lent for two weeks and the date of return is stamped in each book. They may be renewed if not required by another reader. If renewing by post or telephone, readers should quote the last date stamped on the date label. Bona fide students may borrow appropriate books for up to three months. Loans will also be extended to cover holiday periods on request. Overdue charges are 1p. on each book for the first week or part of a week, and 5p. for each succeeding week or part of a week.

ARRANGEMENT OF THE LIBRARY

Novels are arranged alphabetically according to the name of author. Non-fiction is in subject order, based on the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme. An 'A-Z Index of Subjects" is available for the assistance of readers.

Books in the Children's Section are arranged in similar order to those in the adult library at the discretion of the librarian.

REQUEST SERVICE

There is a separate leaflet giving details of this service.

SPECIAL SERVICES

Drama Local groups requiring play sets may borrow them from the Drama Library at Dorchester. A catalogue is available.

Music The Central and Dorchester Library has a collection of vocal, instrumental and miniature scores, as well as sets of choral works available for loan.

Large Print Books Books for partially-sighted readers are available on request.