The Thomas Poole Library Nether Stowey
The Friends of Nether Stowey Library (FoNSL) held its final AGM on 30th January 2019. The proposal to transfer its monies to the new charity The Thomas Poole Library Nether Stowey was carried unanimously, so from now on it is this new charity which will be developing and supporting the Library. The charity no.1181213 is a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) and its members have voting rights.
The Friends group will not carry on in its present form but the Thomas Poole Library Nether Stowey will always need “friends” to support it and fundraise etc.
Objectives of the Thomas Poole Library Nether Stowey
- For the public benefit, the provision and maintenance of a library in Nether Stowey, Somerset and a library service for the village and surrounding parishes;
- To promote for the benefit of the residents of Nether Stowey and the surrounding area the provision of a public library for recreation and or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances or for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the condition of life of the said residents.
- To advance the education of the public in the history and heritage of the area, in particular of the lives of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and local benefactor Thomas Poole, and the local environment.