In April 2012, Buckinghamshire County Council ceased to have responsibility for our village library and it is now run by a team of volunteers.  For the immediate future, Bucks CC will continue to support us, with advice and guidance, and with some financial assistance but this will still leave a shortfall between the cost of the operation and the reduced support from Bucks CC. In the longer term, we will have to become completely financially independent and will consequently rely upon grants, fundraising activities and donations to keep the library running. 

We are determined that the level of service the library provides to the community will be maintained, but to do so we will need your help. 

Regular donations: Regular donations of any amount are very welcome. Even £1 a month will make a difference, especially if enough people support us in this way.  Please ask in the Library for a donation form.

One-Off donations: Cash or cheque donations will be gratefully received at the library. Please make cheques payable to Long Crendon Community Library. 

Business Sponsorship:  If you are a local business and interested in helping in a more substantive way, we would be delighted to hear from you. Christopher Thrift is our committee member dedicated to sponsorship and fundraising and he will be delighted to visit you personally to discuss how you may be able to help us. We shall, of course, fully recognise all support.

Fund Raising Events: If you have an idea for a fundraising event, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at longcrendonlibrary@hotmail.co.uk  or pop into the library to discuss it. 

Gift Aid: We are a formally established charity, which means that Gift Aid will apply to appropriate donations and maximise the benefit to the service. 

The Giving Machine: a wonderful way to donate to the Library without it costing you a penny extra! Simply go to The Giving Machine website, register your name and choose Long Crendon Community Library as your chosen charity. From then on, whenever you shop on-line, go to the store of your choice (and all the big names are there) via The Giving Machine. The  store you choose will automatically give a percentage of whatever you spend to us. For example, Amazon is currently giving 2.5% and it all adds up.