In a world of decreasing resources and increasing needs, the library service needs its friends. Over half the population use public libraries to borrow books and other materials, find information, assist them in educational courses, use the internet or browse and sit and read.
Friends groups may offer practical help to the library in a variety of ways but it is equally important that we can talk to you about our plans for the future.
The benefits of joining a Friends Group are:
admission to Friends events
the chance to meet library staff and discuss the service
offering your opinion to service development and change
Friends Groups activities include:
a committee who meet regularly and plan a programme of events
helping to publicise and promote the library service
holding reading-related events with guest speakers
raising money for special projects at their library
providing voluntary support when needed for Friends' activities, customer surveys and other library events
offering a community response to service development and changes
Why not join your local Friends group?
For a small fee per year you can become a Friend of your library. We also offer joint membership for 2 people living at the same address.
There are currently Friends Groups at:
Please contact your local library if you would like to join one of the friends groups.