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About Us


​ History

The Friends is an apolitical group, interested only in promoting and supporting West Barnes Library. It is not linked to any political body.


We started in 2011 when it looked as though West Barnes Library was going to be closed following Council cuts. A group of people got together to save the library by working as volunteers so that the Library could remain open for 5 days.


The Friends after intensive training opened and ran the library on a Monday. What a success, the library is still open and one day is going to be rebuilt and updated. Volunteers are still involved not just on Mondays but all days, come along and see.


There are a wide range of activities as well as borrowing books, look at the activities page, some are regular and new ideas are considered, just contact the library using the contact form or pop in. Without the support of many members and volunteers none of this is possible.


Why not join us, as a volunteer  just come along to the library and see what is happening.

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