A new page has been turned in the life of a village phone box which has now become a book bank.

Members of North Wootton Women’s Institute have adopted the traditional red phone booth on The Green and turned it into a new community facility.

Volunteers from Mind have added shelving and villagers can now buy or borrow books from the booth.

A donation box for the items inside has been placed in florist, Flowers on the Green, and copies of Your Local Paper will be delivered to the booth on Fridays.

Villagers will also be able to pick up magazines and DVDs for children.

West Norfolk Mayor Carol Bower officially opened the revamped booth last Friday with a tea party on The Green.

Lesley Cohen, vice-president of the WI branch, said: “It was a brilliant afternoon. A bit quirky but fun.”

Ms Cohen said word had spread about the new use of the booth and last Friday, several villagers came to see what was going on and to get a copy of YLP. 

Ms Cohen said she now has a stack of books ready to replace stocks inside the booth.

Donation of books can be made through the WI or via its website at: www.northwoottonwi@weebly.com for more information.

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