What is The Library Presents?

The Library Presents is a programme of arts activities, online and in locations around Cambridgeshire. We hope you will find the events and activities interesting, exciting or just pure fun. There is something for all ages across a range of art forms including; music, drama, art, dance, storytelling, comedy, puppetry, and magic. 

Help choose arts events taking place at local libraries

Cambridgeshire residents have an exciting opportunity to decide which arts events will take place across the county’s libraries later this year.

People can help decide the line-up for The Library Presents - a vibrant and inclusive programme of arts activities which will include: music, theatre, art, dance, storytelling, comedy, puppetry and digital arts.

A selection of performances will be published online and in libraries from 22 February until 22 March for residents to make their choices. The events which are chosen will take place this summer and autumn.

To have your say, you can either attend your local library, email thelibrarypresents@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or submit an online form on the Library.Live website.

There is also the option to attend an online event where you can also give your verdict and discuss the options with other people who share an interest in the arts.

You can sign up for any of these events below.
Sign up for Tuesday, 7 March: 7pm - 8pm
Sign up for Tuesday, 14 March: 2pm - 3pm
Sign up for Thursday, 16 March: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Cllr Tom Sanderson, chair of Cambridgeshire County Council's Communities, Social Mobility and Inclusion Committee, said: “The Library Presents is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a wide range of different arts productions on our doorsteps.

“There are so many options to choose from and I would encourage anyone with an interest in the arts to either visit their local library or go online to explore what is on offer and make their selections before the deadline.”

Everyone will be welcome to attend the events which make the final shortlist, and they will be made accessible for people with different requirements.

The participating libraries are: Alconbury Weald, Arbury Court, Barnwell Road, Burwell, Cambourne, Central Cambridge, Chatteris, Cherry Hinton, Clay Farm, Cottenham, Ely, Histon, Huntingdon, Littleport, March, Milton Road, Papworth, Ramsey, St Ives, St Neots, Sawston, Soham, Whittlesey, Wisbech and Yaxley.

Contact The Library Presents team

If you have any questions or comments please email us at thelibrarypresents@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or telephone 01223 706 779.


We value the contribution that volunteers make to our programme. If you would like to be kept up to date about The Library Presents programme and future volunteering and training opportunities please sign up to receive our newsletter.

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Evaluation reports

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. The reports below cover the first three years.

The Library Presents logo - pink and white, with Arts Council England, Urban & Civic, Babylon Arts and Cambridgeshire Culture logos below

'The Library Presents' is funded by Arts Council England (2018-2023), managed by Cambridgeshire County Council and delivered in partnership with Babylon ARTS and 20Twenty Productions.

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