Hackney,
24
July
2017
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12:48
Europe/London

Shhh… the new Community Library vans are here

Hackney’s Community Library Service has taken delivery of two brand new electric vans, which can deliver in silence and with zero-emissions!

The Community Library Service acts as a lifeline for hundreds of local residents who are unable to get to a library to access books, films, music and jigsaws and will now be able to serve them much more efficiently, after replacing their diesel vans.

Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability and Community Services
The new Community Library vans are another sign of the Council’s commitment reduce the carbon emissions that are driving man-made climate change and improve local air quality. Our Community Library Service is now zero-emissions and the new vans will help the service in its fabulous work supporting isolated people in Hackney.
Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability and Community Services

Recognised as one of the best in the UK, Hackney’s Community Library Service delivers to 750 active users. The service also provides additional support to people who are housebound, older, long and short-term sick, disabled and cared for, with its telephone reading group.

Evelyn Hudson, 76, who uses the Community Library Service said: “Now I am on my own, the telephone book group has given back the ability to share the funny or sad bits I’m reading that I used to share with my husband.”

Residents who would like to use the Council’s free Community Library Service can call 020 8356 5238 or go to www.hackney.gov.uk/community-library-service to sign up.