Support or run a library

Support or run a library

Libraries are wonderful social spaces at the heart of our communities that bring people together, and not just to borrow books. Local Councils already support 12 volunteer-run libraries across the County. Local Councils could also:

If you and your Parish or Town Council can support any of these activities, please get in touch to register your interest.

Case study: Haddenham Library

Haddenham Library shows how a Parish Council and the community can work together to run a volunteer led library.

It provides important services including access to the county's public library service meaning that people can access book stock, the Internet, local information, book groups and a village archive. Cambridgeshire County Council trains the volunteers running the library.

Haddenham Parish Council supports the Friends of Haddenham Library by helping them access funding for rent and running costs.