A VOLUNTEER-run library has received a financial boost to help make it 'a great place to go'.

Newcastle Building Society will provide financial support for at least the next three years for Stokesley Library to use towards any funding gaps, and further enhance the library facility and community activities.

As part of the support, the Society will also provide an ongoing series of talks which will focus on a range of community needs, including talks on Dementia Awareness, retirement planning and internet security.

David Heggarty, trustee of The Globe Community Library, said: “We are pleased to be working with a business that is firmly rooted in the community and one which shares the same ethos and outlook that we do.

“We are a relatively new organisation and the help provided by Newcastle Building Society has allowed us to establish the library on a sound financial footing much earlier than would otherwise have been possible."

Stuart Miller, customer director at Newcastle Building Society, said: “We believe that the provision of local services such as libraries is crucial to maintaining thriving local communities."