A spark of inspiration creates new Devon village library
A new community library is opening in Sparkwell, Devon, thanks to a local’s inspirational visit to a similar scheme in France.
Sparkwell library will be run by volunteers from the village's old school building – the only amenity left after the council-run mobile library service, local pub and school all closed down.
Sparkwell residents have donated books and DVDs to the new library, which will initially open three days a week for a trial period of three months.
Stock will also be regularly rotated with the library in Ivybridge to ensure fresh supplies of reading material.
It is the fourth community library to open in south Devon, supported by the county council.