The Friends of Milton Road library ‘Sharing Stories’ sessions have happened on regular fortnightly sessions. These have now ceased during library closure but will start again as soon as the library re-opens. These free events for young children accompanied by an adult have always been popular sessions.
Watch this website for new dates for these free events.
These are drop-in sessions but children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
We are pleased to publish our first newsletter for you to read at your leisure. It provides information on past events, book sales, upcoming talks, competition, plus activities to get involved with over the summer. There is something for all ages. Happy reading and we hope you will soon be able to visit your community library in person. In the meantime enjoy getting involved in online events.
28th April 2020Due to the Coronavirus crisis and the library being closed we have decided to replace our programme of face-to-face talks with online events. These will be inclusive for all who have a computer or pho...
Story Sharing is back at the library!
13th September 2019The Friends of Milton Road library ‘Sharing Stories’ volunteers are delighted to announce that from September their FREE Saturday morning storytelling sessions are continuing in the newly re-opened li...
30th May 2019Opening week events
The Friends of Milton Road Library exists to celebrate and protect our local library. We aim to:
- Promote Milton Road Library within the community
- Help develop the building as a community resource and facility
- Facilitate the running of library and community events at the library
- Liaise with the County Council on all aspects of running the library
- Liaise with the City Council on developing resources for general use.
Funds raised through membership support our programme of events and purchase newspapers and equipment for the building.
Joint Steering Group for building development
Since 2012 the Friends Group have been working as members of a joint Steering Group with the Library Service of the County Council to plan the development of the building.
The Friends worked with Milton Road Primary School in 2018 on ‘The Art of Reading’ and created new artwork for the building site covering all the hoardings. This short film by young film-maker Ciaran Tunmer brilliantly illustrates some of the fun we had together.
Friends of Milton Road Library
As a member of the Friends, we will keep you informed of events and activities, and also ask you to give us ideas and feedback on proposals affecting our library. Most of the events we run are free to members. We will keep in touch with you primarily by email but we will do what we can to also notify those people who join us who aren’t on the internet.
The subscription to be a member are:
- Individual: £5 (£3 if unwaged)
- Family/household: £8 (£5 if unwaged)
- Community Members (schools, local businesses): £10
Membership runs from 1st January each year.
To join please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a member subscription form.