News & Events -

Winter closure dates

20th November 2018

The Library will be closed on 25th December 2018

and will reopen on 12th February 2019

In keeping with previous years Thomas Plume’s Library will be closing at Christmas and for stocktaking during January and for part of February 2019. The Library staff will continue to monitor emails and correspondence and will respond as soon as possible, although the response time might be longer than usual.

During the closure period, at certain times, the Library staff and volunteers will continue to work in the Library on current projects such as the Archive Project, cataloging, conservation, cleaning and stocktaking.

We will do our best to ensure that inconvenience is kept to a minimum and thank you in advance for your patience.

Heritage Open Day

4th September 2018

Heritage Open Day & Tea in the Garden

8th September 2018

The Trustees of the Library would like to thank all the staff, volunteers, members of the Friends of Thomas Plume’s Library, friends and family members who helped make Heritage Open Day and “Tea in the Garden” such a successful event.

Large numbers of volunteers were involved helping with the book stall, tea and cakes and the raffle, or acting as stewards in the Library. Many thanks to you all!

The Archive Project

22nd April 2017

The Library is pleased to announce that that our recent application to the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust has been successful. This will enable staff and volunteers to make significant progress with the conservation and cataloging of the archive.

This money, together with a grant from the Friends of Thomas Plume’s Library, a bequest from Catherine Whitworth Jones and a contribution from the Trustees will enable us to finish the project which has been a goal of the Library’s Trustees for some time.
On completion of the project, which is expected to be by January 2018, it will be possible to make these items available to our users and make them known via the OPAC. This will be a real achievement and will make this valuable resource available to academics, students, and local and family historians for the first time.