Our new library patron

BESTSELLING author Gavin Extence became patron of Walkley Carnegie Library at an event to celebrate six months of the facility being run exclusively by volunteers, last Friday (May 15).

Gavin, Walkley-based author of The Universe Versus Alex Woods and The Mirror World of Melody Black, accepted the invitation to become patron and handed out certificates, designed by a publicity team of volunteers, to about 30 of the 100-plus helpers who have signed up so far to help keep the library open for the community.

His name will appear on the library’s stationery and he will aim to attend future functions at the facility on South Road.

Gavin, commenting on the level of support, said: “Over a hundred volunteers have pulled together to save Walkley Library. Tonight was about recognising and celebrating their achievement, which has made a real difference to our local community.”