Upcoming Events

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Sharing Stories

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.


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.

History of the library

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.

Development Steering group

Partnership Working

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 fmr.library@gmail.com for a member subscription form.