The Library Presents

We are very sorry to announce that all events in Cambridgeshire Libraries have been cancelled from today, 17 March 2020. Events include The Library Presents arts activity, Business & IP Centre, Story and Rhymetime sessions and Assisted Digital.

In light of the announcements made by the government on 16 March about Coronavirus and in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, visitors and audiences, Cambridgeshire Libraries have cancelled all public events with immediate effect until the end of April. We will let you know about events beyond this date as soon as we are able to make an informed decision.

If you have pre-booked for an event please be aware that we hope to re-schedule events later in the year, or we are quite able and willing to offer refunds.

Thank you for your support. This will apply at least until the end of April, and we’re currently not able to predict beyond that but we will share information as soon as we have it.

Spring 2020 Brochure

The libraries taking part are: Arbury CourtBarnwell Road, Buckden, BurwellCambourneCambridge CentralChatterisCherry Hinton, Clay Farm, CottenhamEly, Great Shelford, Haddenham, HistonHuntingdonLittleportMarch, Ramsey, Somersham, SohamSt IvesSt Neots, Whittlesey and Wisbech.

We would like to thank all the people who attended performances and took part in workshops during the Autumn, and especially to all those who gave feedback – it really helps in making decisions for the future.

See below for a sneak preview of just a couple of events in the Spring

Vocal Fun with the Opera Dudes, workshops for adults & young people 12+ yrs

The Opera Dudes are a hit whenever they perform in Cambridgeshire libraries, now join them for a fun and friendly singing workshop. No experience necessary.

Cambourne Library Friday 1 May 7pm, Chatteris Library Saturday 16 May 2pm, Cherry Hinton Library Friday 19 June 7pm, Buckden Library Saturday 20 June 3.30pm

Eggs on Legs, performances for families with children 3-8 yrs

A cracking family show with beautifully crafted and manipulated puppets, bursting with wonder and surprise. You will never look at an egg in the same way again!

Barnwell Baptist Church Saturday 7 March 4.30pm 

Wisbech Library Saturday 13 June 4.30pm

Volunteers needed

The Library Presents is looking for volunteers to support the many exciting activities taking place across the seasons. 

We have opportunities to support with stewarding, helping in the box office, offering refreshments, marketing, event management, event photography and even some technical support roles. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, develop new skills, have fun and support arts events in your community. 

Any contribution, big or small, is very much appreciated. To find out more or to offer your help, please email or call 01223 706 779. We would love to hear from you. 

Free training for volunteers

If you already volunteer or would like to volunteer with The Library Presents, you can attend a free two hour event training workshop (tea and coffee provided). All we ask in return is that you come and volunteer at one of our exciting events.

Open Call - Promo Video

The Library Presents programme is seeking the purchase of video services for our current (Spring 2020) programme of events.

We would like a short promotional film lasting 1.5 - 2 minutes to share the quality, impact and reach of The Library Presents programme with funders and colleagues. The film will also be used as a promo film that generates interest amongst potential audiences.

Please send queries and responses to

Deadline: 12pm Wednesday 4 March

The full brief is available here

Evaluation report 2018/19

The Library Presents aims to create and deliver a vibrant, exciting, diverse and inclusive programme of high quality arts activities with libraries across Cambridgeshire.

It is a four year programme (2018 – 2022) funded by Arts Council England. This evaluation covers the first of these four years.

Evaluation Year One -10 page report
Size: 1.48MBFile format: pdf

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at or telephone 01223 706 779.

Sign up to receive the library presents newsletter

Follow 'The Library Presents' on Facebook and Instagram.

The Library Presents logo - pink and white.

'The Library Presents' is funded by Arts Council England (2018-2022), managed by Cambridgeshire County Council and delivered in partnership with Babylon ARTS.

We are grateful for support from Cambridgeshire Culture and Urban & Civic.