Even though the Library's real 10th birthday was on 17th February this year, just like the Queen, we also had an official birthday - and a celebration to go with it.
Around 90 people who have been involved in the library over the last 10 years came along on Friday evening to enjoy drinks and nibbles and reflect on the achievements of the last ten years. They were joined by Martin Tett [Leader of Bucks County Council], Gill Roberts [Chair of the Parish Council], and Cheryl Gillan [MP for Chesham and Amersham].
Special mention must go to the wonderful cake which was almost as good as Jim and Martin's speeches.
Thanks to Brian D Sutties, Safana Dental and Cansdales for help with the refreshments.
They Said it Would Never Last
Jim Brooks, the Chair of the Trustees, and Martin Tett, our local County Councillor, gave short(ish) speeches which didn't try the patience of the audience too much.
Jim in particular praised the efforts of all the volunteers and others who have made the library such a success, and continue to do so.
Martin recalled how at one of his first meetings as a County Councillor for Little Chalfont & Amersham Common, the closure of the library, along with St Giles, was on the agenda; but despite severe difficulties and the nay-saying of the gloom merchants (it won't work, it's not sustainable, it'll never last), the library has become a beacon of successful community action.
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