Young people with learning disabilities have worked together to construct a free library from recycled materials in a Buckinghamshire town.

A ‘Little Library’ has officially been opened in the parish of Quarrendon, near St Peter’s Church in Aylesbury, making it the second of its kind in the town.

The international ‘Little Library’ campaign, which encourages free book exchanges in communities around the world, was first introduced to Aylesbury this summer, with the installation of a book-sharing hut at Walton Court which has become a popular town asset among residents, helping to expand their reading horizons.

Aylesbury's literary accessibility has now been upped yet again by the opening of a second ‘Little Library’ in Quarrendon, spearheaded by autistic young people associated with the learning disability charity Talkback UK.

The small wooden structure, which was opened by the Mayor of Aylesbury, Steven Lambert, on Thursday, November 7, has been constructed entirely from recycled materials including reused pallets and railway sleepers which were sourced through Talkback UK’s social enterprise initiative The Accessible Workshop.

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Steven Lambert said the Town Council was “proud to fund the fantastic community project” and thanked “all the young people at Talkback UK for their commitment”.

Jeremy Hay, Chief Executive at Talkback, added: “It was wonderful to see the little library, made by members of The Accessible Workshop, being handed over to the local community.

“At Talkback, we aim to help our members make a positive contribution to the community they live in. For them to be able to make this library, which encourages people to recycle the books they love so that others can enjoy them, is just wonderful.

“They have loved every minute of this very important build. I’d like to thank the mayor for giving our members this opportunity and St Peter’s Church for providing such a good home for this library.

“We very much hope we can provide our support for other projects in the future.”