Swindon library volunteers to receive long service award

A team of volunteers who deliver library books to housebound people in Wiltshire is to be rewarded.

The service run by Swindon Borough Council and the Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) delivers more than 5,000 bags of books a year to people who cannot get to their local library.

Volunteers also deliver books and DVDs to those who are disabled or who struggle to carry books home.

WRVS long service medals will be awarded to 10 helpers in Swindon.

They will be presented by Swindon mayor Ray Ballman at a ceremony in West Swindon Library at the Link Centre.

Councillor Keith Williams, Swindon Borough Council's cabinet member for leisure and corporate services, said: "Our home library volunteers do a fantastic job and it is fitting their sterling work is recognised in this way.

"I would like to thank all our volunteers for giving up their time to ensure that our great library service is accessible to everyone in the borough."

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