If only Adrian Ford would let me take his photo … so here’s a picture of a book with pages still to be completed instead. Still, I’ll forgive his reticence to be visually identified as he’s such a help to both the community and to Upton Eyes in passing on interesting and useful information; especially about F4UL for whom Adrian looks after the website and general IT needs.
Friends For Upton Library was established by Councillor Fred Drane, firstly to succeed in reversing the decision to close the place down and secondly, to promote the library by encouraging local folk to borrow more books and use the other facilities on offer. F4UL raise funds for the benefit of the library. For example, they provide art materials and sweets for the children that attend the early education scheme, Sure Start, at the venue. Generally, the funds come from donations received by people who become a ‘friend’ of the library. It’s only a fiver so why not click on the link and join? I did. http://126.96.36.199/f4ul.co.uk/
The next big thing is the book launch this coming Saturday, 24 November at 1pm in the library. What book? Well, the book that houses stories from the creative writing competition that F4UL ran of course. It’s called The Lady in the Red Anorak and Other Stories which was sponsored by the Beacon Project.
Adrian’s done a brilliant job of publishing this anthology and promoting its sale in various outlets. There were 58 entries for the competition and nearly everyone has been included. This will be the literary event of the year so come along to Upton Library and have look at the finished product. See you there!