The David Vaisey Trust is delighted to announce the inauguration of an annual prize of £5,000 to recognise and reward an outstanding Gloucestershire library initiative.
The Trust is supported by Gloucestershire Libraries and ,The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, the Booker Prize Foundation and the Honourable Company of Gloucestershire.
There are 39 public libraries in Gloucestershire, 31 are county-run libraries and 8 are managed by their local community. All of them encourage volunteers to assist in maintaining services and more than 480 people help in this way.
Jane Everiss, Head of Gloucestershire Library Services said: “We are pleased to work closely with the Trust to encourage initiatives in libraries where reading has a real impact on people’s lives. We are equally pleased that we can recognise the invaluable contribution that volunteers make to our libraries.”