The Friends -- Annual General Meeting, Saturday 9 October

Now the Library has returned to pre-Covid opening hours, the Friends' -- necessarily delayed -- Annual General Meeting will take place at 4pm, in the Library, on Saturday 9 October 2021.  Tea and cakes will be provided.
The Friends' e-mail address is friendsowbl.org.uk@gmail.com; our website is www.friendsowbl.org.uk.

 

Newspapers in the Library

Merton libraries will no longer be receiving hard copies of newspapers.   Instead each branch will have a number of 'tablets' (six in West Barnes) on which library members can read any of a larger number of newspapers and magazines.
Details of the tablets and how they can be used are on the eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks and eNewspapers page of Merton Libraries' website, and library staff can also assist.  Library members will need their library card number and associated PIN to use these new tablets.

Black History Month

For information about Black History Month (including events at Wimbledon and Pollards Hill Libraries on 30 October), Half-Term Creative Family Workshops, and Self-defence classes for children, see the Merton Libraries website. ​


Connecting Merton

Merton is are looking for IT Support volunteers to get involved in the Connecting Merton Project, which aims to support vulnerable residents in Merton and help them feel confident in the digital world either at the library, remotely or at their homes.  To find out more about the project including how to volunteer, please see the Connecting Merton page on the Merton Libraries website.

 

Volunteering and getting help

How do I get help?  If a person requires help, you can ask them to e-mail help@mvsc.co.uk or call 020 8685 2272 between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.  How do I volunteer?  If you are able to volunteer, or know anyone that wants to volunteer, please complete this form or contact the volunteer taskforce at volunteer@mvsc.co.uk.

Do you have an idea for a social event, competition, activity or talk and want support to get the ball rolling?  Please contact the Friends Committee to pitch your idea and we will work with you to help get your idea off the ground.  The Committee is keen to expand its small team of Events Co-ordinators - if you have the time and enthusiasm to pull together events, please contact the Committee at: mail@friendsowbl.org.uk

 

 

 

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Do you have an idea for a social event, competition, activity or talk and want support to get the ball rolling?  Please contact the Friends Committee to pitch your idea and we will work with you to help get your idea off the ground.  The Committee is keen to expand its small team of Events Co-ordinators - if you have the time and enthusiasm to pull together events, please contact the Committee at: mail@friendsowbl.org.uk


Become a Friends member for life

 

A single payment of £5 gives you life membership of the Friends of West Barnes Library.  As well as helping us support Motspur Park's library.

How do I become a member?

 

Fill in an application form available from the counter and hand it in together with £5. You will then be issued a membership/concession card.