At GCG Library we have volunteers who love books, volunteers who want to promote Welsh and Welshness, we have volunteers who treasure community.
Many of our volunteers have a little time and want to be an integral part of the community - it's a very sociable couple of hours and chance to give something back, plus being part of a friendly, information giving team is a rewarding way to spend part of a morning or afternoon.
lots of our volunteers are building their CV's, their confidence, and their skill set, for example through schools for work experience or for The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme – see Young Hacks. If you would like to know more about becoming a volunteer, do get in touch on the contact us page.
Through the work of the Trustees we are able to secure grants which have allowed us to employ a part time member of staff who works on different projects (see projects and grants page). These projects have been community based, setting up clubs, promoting Reading Schemes and many aspects of highlighting the importance of reading and books & addressing community needs. The staff member also does all the Marketing, and Events & currently Website building for the library.
We have a robust loyal group of Trustees who, as volunteers, keep our library running throughout the year, making the decisions about safety, organisation, events and fundraising and securing grants which allow for the extra co-ordination of a part time worker and for equipment and new books. If you would like to know more about becoming a trustee, see what they do, who they are... read on (below) and then do get in touch on the contact us page.
I'm Martin Locock: I am the Hon Chair of Y Lolfa and concentrate on funding applications. I work for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. I live in GCG and run Y Lolfa's creative writing group..
Hi, I'm Jenny and I'm the Secretary for Y Lolfa and feel passionately
about giving our community as wide an access as possible to books and
reading. During the day I'm an archaeologist and I love our local
history group on Facebook
Hi, I'm Nicki - an avid reader who wants to encourage more young people to get involved with the library."
Who are the Trustees?
I'm a bookworm, always have been, so one way of meeting like-minded people when I moved back to Wales after 55years in France, was to join the library. I'm now on a sort of busman's holiday doing what I did for 40 years in France in business and industry: language training, only here, it's French.
Today, the LOLFA is not your run of the mill library. It is a hub, a hive of activities thanks to the volunteers, the reading hacks, and our dynamic Co-ordinator, all led by our Chair, Martin Locock, and General Secretary, Jenny Hall. Long may it continue!
My name Anthony Hall and I am interested in reading, knowledge and computing. I am involved with the Y Lolfa library because I want to help the public with using the library or using the internet for public services and to catalogue the books in the library to make it easier to locate second-hand books and the library’s own books.
I'm Siân and I'm in my final year studying English Literature at university. I love reading, music, and theatre. Joining Y Lolfa's Young Adult book club in 2016 gave me the opportunity to volunteer as a Reading Hack for the library's Summer Reading Challenge events. I've continued to be involved with Y Lolfa since then because it provides a strong sense of community and offers a space to share my passion for reading with others.
Hi, I’m Siobhan a mother to 3 boys and I live locally in the village of GCG. I love nothing more than picking up a book and getting lost in a story. I became a trustee roughly 2 years ago as I wanted my children and hundreds of others to experience going to a library and finding a great book to read as I had done when I was younger.