RAF Marham Station Library Re-opening

On a bright sunny, yes, sunny evening outside the Station Library, we were treated to a bouncy castle, face painting, a clown and balloon animals – all to celebrate the re-opening of the Station Library; a new chapter has begun.

Officer Commanding Base Support Wing, Wing Commander Steve Dharamraj, had the pleasure of cutting the ribbon and declaring the Library open.

The Wing Commander had the greatest of pleasures in judging the Character Fancy Dress Competitions; the characters were superb – we had a Green Dinosaur, Wally, and the Gruffalo to name but a few.

In the under-7 category, Jessica as Snow White and Gregory as The Dinosaur were given special mention; in the under-15s, Loran as Alice and Cameron as an Army Person received book vouchers, but the winners were all those who dressed in character.

The Library has been extensively renovated; gone are the bleak old shelves, the carpet tiles, the folding tables, and the old sofa. In their place is bright, colourful furniture, new computers, a reception area, and the introduction of bar-coding has brought the Library into the 21st century.

Sam and her willing volunteers deserve a massive thanks for all the hard work and hours they put in to transform the Library another example of the community working together to benefit everyone at RAF Marham.

As you walk through the door, you notice the warm, welcoming feel, the fresh look, the open space, the new shelves with rows of books, including the children’s new room full of amazing books.

The Library now has access to the internet with two terminals, so if you want to check your emails before you choose a book for bedtime, the place to go is the Library.

The Library is open from 2pm till 7pm Monday to Thursday and we are hoping to open for longer once all the books have been bar-coded – so if you have a spare hour or two, then your help will benefit the whole Community.