To mark Refugee Week (16-22 June), Pollards Hill library is launching its survey “I live in Pollards Hill” which will celebrate the rich diversity of backgrounds in the area. And if you live in Pollards Hill you can get involved too!
There will be a large map of the world in Pollards Hill library. People will be invited to say where they or their families come from, place a pin in the map and to scan their photos. This will all form one great big, colourful display and will illustrate the variety of backgrounds in Pollards Hill.
Pollards Hill Library & Service Manager, Di Reynolds says:
“The people of Pollards Hill have such fascinating and varied backgrounds which makes the area a rich, cultural tapestry. During Refugee Week we want to celebrate that diversity and get everyone into the library to leave their story.
“It’s a great opportunity for people who are interested in finding out more about where they live, or for budding journalists”
Through the CSV Lending Time project, which works in partnership with Merton Library & Heritage Service, there are opportunities for volunteers to get involved.
Volunteers with a few hours to spare over a couple of weeks can help conduct a survey in Pollards Hill and others are needed to record everyone’s stories.
To find out more about how to get involved come to one of the special introductory sessions in Pollards Hill Library on Friday 13 June between 10-11am or 4-5pm or phone the Lending Time Project Manager Andrew Chadwick on 8640 4070.
PRESS CONTACT – Kirstin Rowan – 020 8545 3483