Our friends group in Kingskerswell was formed in 2007 when libraries first came under threat and we were successful in keeping it open, but 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 or just sit and read. It is important that library users can express their support for this important service, and that they have the opportunity to influence its development.
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.
We meet regularly to discuss raising the libraries profile
- To help publicise and promote the library service
- To raise money for special projects at the library
- To provide voluntary support when needed for Friends’ activities, book sales, raffles and other library events
- To offer a community response to service development and changes
Why not come to the next Friends Group meeting and find out whats going on?
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Note from Chair of Friends of Kingskerswell Library
The Friends of the Library has just held their AGM which was attended by 15 people who are full of enthusiasm about the future of our library. The Friends Group is made up of library volunteers and RVS Volunteers all who give their time and talents to keep our library a welcoming and interesting place to visit. Of course, we must not forget our Ass Librarian, Barbara who is the first person to greet you when you come through the door.
We are so lucky in Kingskerswell Library we have a wide range of activities that take place and cover activities for all ages, from Bounce & Rhyme for the young ones to Vintage afternoon tea that’s popular with the not so young.
We hope that everyone is happy with the events we try to put on, but if you have any ideas for more please have a chat with Barbara and we will see what we can do. if you have attended one of our events you can see that we are all trying to make the library a more integral part of the community.