Thought about helping out with your local  Library’s Friends group?

Its is easy to do, and is a great way to support your library 

Just ask in a library or email

Photo of a book
Photo of a book

What does a Library Friends group do?

Here’s what they say…

Our friends group has organised a variety of fundraising events such as plant sales, coffee mornings, quiz sheets, raffles, storytelling events, bring and buy sales and book sales and even running a horticultural show at the local community centre.

The friends have enjoyed raising money during these events to purchase items that enhances the library.

Our Library Friends is a small group of local people who are pleased to support the library, we usually meet up once every six weeks to chat about ways we can promote the library and make the most of this fantastic community asset. We work with library staff to support the library in whatever way we can.

How does a Friend’s group help your local library?

We have sponsored children’s events, run competitions, hosted book sales, helped with landscaping the front garden of the library, and have bought a collection of picture books for the library with the proceeds from some of our fundraising events.

The Library Friends group can buy things for the library that enhance the space e.g. beautiful bookshelves for the junior library. We run events such as an annual Quiz Night and Fish and Chip supper which make the library more exciting and reaches out to new people.

 Above all else our Friends groups say… We do what we do because we love the library and want to see it thrive and grow.

Photo of library friends
Photo of library friends

Cambridgeshire Libraries will support and facilitate the formation of Friends of Libraries groups.

If you are interested in forming such a group to support your local library, please download the policy document to find out more.

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