Why a community library?

Dunchurch Community Library

In 2012 Warwickshire County Council decided to close Dunchurch Library as part of county-wide budget cuts. Dunchurch Parish Council held a number of public meetings where it was obvious that the community wanted to keep their library open. In April 2012 the Parish Council took over the library and became the controlling authority. The library, wholly operated by volunteers, is open four days a week, as it was when run by WCC, and is proving to be a real centre for the community.

Books are still supplied by Warwickshire County Council but all other costs have to be raised by the community library.

To raise funds for the library we hire out the building and hold various fundraising events throughout the year. The Dunchurch Library Supporters Group Trust also opened a shop in the village but this closed in August 2013 when the lease was transferred to a local business.

If you would like to volunteer to help in either the library, please see our How to Volunteer page.

To make a donation or to become a Friend of the library see our Donations page.

If you are interested in hiring the library please go to the Hiring the library page.

For details on future events please go to the Events page.