Stradbroke Library Post Office wins national award for its role in community

Maureen John, (in the middle) Manager of Stradbroke Library receiving the EDGE ‘social’ award from J

Maureen John, (in the middle) Manager of Stradbroke Library receiving the EDGE ‘social’ award from Jenny Peachey (left), Policy Officer at Carnegie Trust UK and Alistair Gaw, Executive Director of Communities and Families at the City of Edinburgh Council. - Credit: Archant

A library project in a village near Diss has picked up a national award.

Stradbroke Library Post Office, which launched in October 2014, won in the 'social' category at the EDGE library conference awards in Edinburgh.

Judges said the project 'exemplifies how libraries can be the heart of the community, and the vital role both libraries and post offices play in enhancing community life and wellbeing'.

The panel of judges added: 'Stradbroke embodies a forward-looking and engaged way of working that is as exciting as it is commendable.'

Library manager Maureen John collected the award.

The library and post office are based in Stradbroke Courthouse, which also has a café and houses the village's digital archive.

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