The community library of Clifton Road in Southport

An appeal has been made for the return of a community library which has been taken from outside someone’s home in Southport. 

Local community champion Pam Leckie provided the facility on Clifton Road shortly after the Covid-19 pandemic saw the first UK lockdown in March last year. 

The library has been enjoyed by hundreds of local people since as a way of keeping themselves entertained while Covid restrictions are in place. 

Sadly the library disappeared on Friday and an appeal has been made for it to be returned. 

 Pam Leckie said: “I started my Little Community Library nearly a year ago.

“It started life in a picnic basket, which wasn’t waterproof, so I invested in a purpose built cabinet.

“In that time it has been very well used by my local community. So I was very disappointed when it went missing from our garden wall in Clifton Road late on Friday afternoon (26 March).

“It is well known in the area, but on Friday the traffic was diverted down our road from Norwood Road.

“I think someone may have inadvertently taken it, without realising it’s actually a library.

“At first it had a sign explaining what it was, but that has long gone together with numerous bottles of hand sanitizer.

“So I’m hoping it will be returned once whoever took it realises their mistake.”

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