Bedford Borough Council logo Central Bedfordshire Council logo

The Virtual Library

Follow us on Pinterest Follow us on Twitter Contact us on Facebook Home Page What's On Contact Us Help

Friends Groups in Central Bedfordshire Libraries

Your Library Card FAQ

Would you like to support your local Central Bedfordshire library by helping to set up a Friends Group?

This is your chance to get involved in the community and promote the services your library provides. Friends Groups meet at Barton Library.

Friends Groups are wide-spread in many library authorities around the country, but this is a new initiative for Central Bedfordshire. Our Friends Groups have helped by assisting at library birthday celebrations, raising funds through cake sales, organising a giant book sale, attending promotional events and publicising children's activities.

The setting up of Friends Groups is part of Central Bedfordshire Library Service's on-going work to deliver Priority 1 of the Library Service Strategy: 'Involve local people in making decisions about their library'.

The Library Service would like to invite local communities to help us to: make the library an enjoyable community space for all ages; actively promote the library and its services; raise funds to further extend the range of extensive library activities; work with us to secure additional funding to support new projects.

If you would like to know more about Friends Groups, please drop-in to your local Central Bedfordshire library or contact the library staff, who will be pleased to tell you more.

Page last updated: 21st March 2019