RAF Marham News

The Marham Community Library is now open

 

The Marham Community Library has opened its doors to the public following a move of premises and a major overhaul.

Female staff member cuts the ribbon, officially opening the library, Station Commander stood alongside clapping

Station Commander, Group Captain James Beck, opened the library in the presence of a small selection of the library team. The team of volunteers have worked tirelessly throughout lockdown to bring this well-loved community facility back to life.

 

View of the indies of library, staff member briefing the Station Commander and two other service personnel

With 3 separate areas there’s something for everyone, a selection of pre-school books, early readers, Story Sacks in partnership with Marham Chaplaincy, a dedicated teenage/young adult room with an internet terminal and a desk for homework, and a large selection of fiction and non-fiction books for adults which has an internet terminal and a MODNet terminal for those who require access when away from their workplace.

 

 

When opening the facility Group Captain Beck said

“This is an exciting moment for the personnel and families of Marham. The library volunteers have devoted a lot of time to getting this facility looking and feeling welcoming to all. We could not have made this happen without the generous support of Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI), MBDA and the Station Local Initiative Grants (LIG) Fund. I thank them all for their support, and I look forward to donating some of the Beck family books in the coming weeks.”

RAF Marham Station Commander

Group Captain Jim Beck

 

 

Military person selecting a book from a shelf

The library is a facility for the whole Marham Community, all within Marham are welcome. It is situated at the parade of shops near the main entrance, to check their opening hours visit their Facebook page ‘Marham Community Library’.

 

A view of a computer and bookshelves within the library

If you would like to volunteer some of your time to the library please email the team at [email protected]

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