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Welcome to the website of the Friends of Milton Road Library


We are a group who support the Milton Road Library in Cambridge and want to ensure we retain it as a local library but also develops as a community resource.

Please click on EVENTS link on the left to see our upcoming events



New Plans for Library & Community Hub

The plans for developing our library into a community hub and flats above have been agreed by the City Council’s Planning Committee. We are now in discussion with the County Council about detail of the design, and also about the future management of the facility. Arrangements for the provision of library services during the development phase are being discussed as well and we hope to be able to let you know more about all this before long.

Meanwhile we plan to hold an 80th anniversary celebration in June. The present building was opened in 1937 and we want to mark this with a day of celebration on Saturday 24th June, a day which will form part of this year’s Chesterton Festival week – 17th to 24th June

Click here for information about the event

You are invited to the celebration of 80 years of service by our local library. A chance for young and old to come together to enjoy the library, remember all it has offered, and look forward to the new facility which will replace it.

There will be a range of activities for all ages, running from 2.30 to 5pm with a special cake cutting attended by the mayor at 4pm.

You can see that this event will only succeed if we can expect help from our many valued supporters like yourself.

  • Can you donate a cake (home made or bought) ?
  • Can you donate books – good condition please - for our book stall
  • Can you help us on the day with setting up and/or running a stall ?

We need these to provide the tea party with the supplies they will require on the day when we hope to feed the many visitors that are expected.  We are also having a cake stall where cakes will be sold to raise much needed funds for the Friends. Cakes can be delivered to the library on Saturday, June 24th from 10am onwards or can be left on Friday, June 23rd  at 214, Chesterton Road from 5 - 8pm

Donations of books can be taken to the library any time it is open from now til the 24th June. Children’s books especially welcome.

Please email back if you can offer help on the day

Thank you in advance for your help and co-operaton.

To join the Friends please complete a membership form available at the library or click here



Friends of Milton Road Library

Website:  www.friendsofmiltonroadlibrary.org.uk/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MiltonRoadLibraryFriends

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