Haverhill Library launches new photography competition to help create fund-raising calendar
Haverhill Library is relaunching its photography competition for its 2024 fundraising calendar and is appealing for contributions to create a calendar encapsulating community life in the town.
The library is also taking part in Suffolk Libraries Day this Saturday, an annual fundraising event celebrating the important work libraries do for communities.
The photography competition’s theme is ‘scenes in and around Haverhill, and is open to any budding photographers who want to get involved.
Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go to the Friends of Haverhill Library, a voluntary group that raises money to help, support and improve facilities at the library.
Audrey Woodley, manager of Haverhill Library, said: “We’re delighted to be relaunching our photography competition which will help us to create a wonderful new fund-raising calendar showing scenes in and around Haverhill.
“We’d love to hear from any photographers who can share photos for the calendar which will help us share a year in the life of our town.”
The deadline for the competition is midday on Sunday, April 30.
Photos must be submitted to FOHLcalendarcomp@gmail.com. Entrants must include their name, address and phone number in their submissions, along with a description of the photo and when and where it was taken.
Tying into Suffolk Libraries Day, Haverhill Library is holding a dog-themed art exhibition during opening hours in March.
Each piece is designed by a local artist and will be available to purchase with all proceeds going towards supporting the library.
You can also have a go on a exercise bike any time until March 12, as part of a goal to pedal the distance between all Suffolk’s libraries and raise money for their work.
There are dog themed crafts on March 11 and a quiz night on March 18.
Suffolk Libraries Day’s main event this year is its Online Book Festival, which is taking place from March 6 to 12 and features live online talks with a variety of best selling authors including Elly Griffiths, Jill Mansell and Jack Jordan. Tickets are free with an optional donation, and are available to book online.