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Libraries friends' groups

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

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

Just ask in a library or email

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What does a Library Friends group do?

"Our Friends group has organised a variety of fundraising events. This includes 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 enjoyed raising money to purchase items to enhance 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 Friends 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.

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

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

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Friends' groups have been established at the following libraries:

We are hoping to start up groups  in Bar Hill and Linton libraries, if you are interested, please get in touch