Painting & Decorating Days at The Old Library

The wheels are in motion for the opening of our very special building, The Old Library.

If you missed our previous blog post, you can find out about our plans for The Old Library, here - but in brief, we’re opening a community arts café and events venue, which will be a cultural hub in the heart of Bodmin's community.

We’ve been busy recruiting volunteers and gathering donated items such as paint and brushes, but we’ve a long way to go before we open our doors for our first public event on the 6th of October.

So, we’re inviting anyone who wants to get involved to come along and lend a hand. We’ll be having a series of painting and decorating days in the Old Library, between 10:00am and 4:00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 18th September

Saturday 22nd September

Tuesday 25th September

Tuesday 2nd October – this date is a special one, as we commemorate 108 years to the day since a workman wrote on the wall!

If you’d like to come and help on any of the above dates, please register as a volunteer here. If you come along, please make sure that you wear appropriate clothes for painting and decorating, and bear in mind there may be dust and loud noises.

We’re trying to be accommodating of people’s schedules, but we understand not everyone will be able to make it. If you can’t make it on these dates but would still like to support the project, there are plenty of options:

You could sign up as a volunteer for a later date. We will need plenty of help even once the building is open, and we’ll have voluntary roles available in all kinds of areas, such as such as front of house, stewarding, marketing, leaflet distribution, to name a few!

If you can, why not donate an item, such as paintbrushes, a garden shed, or whatever you think we could use, get in touch! At the moment we’re looking for white paint - emulsion and gloss, painting materials - rollers, brushes, sandpaper, etc. and sheets of ply. Can you help?

Or finally, could you make a monetary donation? It’s an obvious one, but we’re always in need of donations, large or small, to help us keep up our good work. We’re also looking for founder members to kickstart the Next Chapter of the Old Library - read more here.

We look forward to rolling our sleeves up and seeing you at the Old Library!