One chapter ends and another begins

Today, the doors closed on Cherry Hinton Library’s current building for the last time, ready for development work to begin in May. The doors of the new Cherry Hinton Hub, incorporating a refurbished library with improved facilities, will open in 2024. It was lovely to see people visiting the library this morning. Some were there […]

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Library closure from 29th April 2023

It’s official! The Cherry Hinton Hub build begins in May! Thank you to everyone who has been waiting with interest and much patience for this news. The library will close on 29th April. We are liaising with Cambridgeshire Libraries about what provision is in place for you during the closure. Book returns will be extended […]

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Another fundraising milestone

On 31st March, Kathleen and Mo added another two blossoms to our cherry tree fundraising barometer at the library. Each blossom shows we’ve raised £500. Our fundraising total now stands at £4000! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. If you haven’t donated and would like to please visit the donation page on […]

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Smita Botre joins the Hub directors

We are delighted to welcome Smita Botre to Cherry Hinton Hub board of directors. About Smita I have been a Community Library Assistant at Cherry Hinton Library for the last eight years. I like to balance my community library work and my volunteering commitments with local food hubs and Cambridge Food Cycle. During the pandemic […]

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Christmas craft afternoon

On 26th November 2022 we organised a Christmas craft afternoon at the library. Thank you to everyone who came along to make crowns, wreaths, masks, cards, and more. We loved seeing all your brilliant creations. It was a real community effort to put this event on so we have a few thank yous! Thank you […]

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Art exhibition raises £1230

Thank you to everyone who visited the art exhibition at St Andrew’s Church this weekend. We are absolutely thrilled to have sold over 30 paintings and raised £1230! The proceeds will be divided with 50% going to the hub, 20% to our host St Andrew’s Church, and 30% to the artist. We are incredibly grateful […]

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Art, wine, and fundraising

Thank you to everyone who braved the wind and rain this evening to join us for a glass of wine and a preview of the art exhibition: 50 new paintings by Gerard M O’Keeffe. We were delighted to be joined by the artist whose work is being showcased this weekend. Gerard happily chatted with our […]

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Café planning meeting

We had a great meeting today to discuss plans for the new Cherry Branch Café. Joining us to go through the details were Allison Condor from Cambridge City Council, Scott Barker from Intracat, and Ian Morrision from Ingleton Wood. We discussed everything from appliances and storage to how we want the serving area to look. […]

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Gerard M. O’Keeffe art exhibition fundraiser

Local artist Gerard M. O’Keeffe contacted the Hub team recently and offered to set up an exhibition of his work, with a percentage of any sales going to the Cherry Hinton Hub and St Andrew’s Church. We were delighted to meet with Gerard today to arrange the details of the exhibition. Gerard’s work is based […]

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Crockery donation for the community café

Earlier this week, Abbey People received a large donation of crockery from Cambridge United. They took a few pieces for their own community projects, but there was a lot left over. In fact, there was enough for a small café! We are delighted that the remaining plates, cups, saucers and bowls were donated to us […]

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