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Honesty Library

Have you discovered our Honesty Library?

Located next to our Customer Service desk outside WHSmith you can discover a wide range of books available for you to take and swap, in return for a donation of what you can afford.

We do have a few house rules, please read through and take note:

📚 Please use the hand sanitiser to wash your hands before and after using the honesty library.
📚 Money donations still accepted
📚 Please refrain from touching where possible and take what you do pick up.
📚 Please place any book donations into the bucket area provided and do not put them straight onto the shelves.
We are always looking for donations to the library so please don’t hesitate to bring your books in. Please try and give your books a wipe down, particularly if they have been left in garages, attics etc so not too dusty!
 Our cleaning team have been working hard throughout the centre cleaning all touchpoints thoroughly and more often than normal, the library surfaces will now be included and will be regularly sanitised, however, we do ask that you wash your hands regularly.

The funds raised from the Honesty Library have gone towards organisations such as The Hope centre, Growing Together, The Royal British Legion, Guide Dogs, St. Andrews Healthcare, The Lewis Foundation, 43rd Northampton Scout Group, Wellingborough Swimming Club, Northampton Gang Show and The Frank Bruno Foundation.

Between April 2021 and March 2022, we donated the money raised from the Honesty Library to Kids Aid.

We have managed to raise a WHOPPING £8,545.30!! Which is FANTASTIC! So thank you, if you donated to our Honesty Library during that time. These funds will be used to help provide therapeutic support for children and young people in Northampton who have suffered trauma, by providing creative psychotherapies, including play therapy, art therapy, drama therapy and dance movement therapy.

You can learn more about them HERE.

Thank you for your support.



The donation boxes located on the Honesty Library are emptied daily, so no money is left unattended.