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
Update on Plans for Library & Community Hub
The County Council has now moved on with their project to replace our library with a new one, complete with community facilities as well.
The existing library will close for the last time on Friday 10th November
The Coulson Building Group were appointed as the design and build contractors for this project. One of the strong features of our library, the entrance way portico, is to be saved and reconstructed on the new building. The contractors are now completing the detailed design stage and once the library closes it will be demolished.
Construction should be completed and the new building open within a year.
During the demolition and build period temporary mobile library provision will be made available: one of the mobile library lorries will be permanently located in the Roger Ascham site next to Milton Road school and open the same hours as the existing library. It will unfortunately only have a much smaller stock of books than we are used to, and no IT facilities. It had been hoped that Arbury library would be open for additional hours each week but the Library Service now say that it was either they could provide the lorry at Roger Ascham or add hours at Arbury, but not both.
Plans for Story Sharing and evening talks provided by the Friends
Story Sharing will be run as usual at 10.30 on Saturdays 14th and 28th October. After that we hope to keep these going at alternative premises during the year of reconstruction of the library. Similarly we hope to continue our monthly Evening Talks if arrangements can be made.
To join the Friends please complete a membership form available at the library or click here
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Friends of Milton Road Library