Sharing Stories

The 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
library.  What’s more, they will now happen fortnightly – come along and check them out!

Saturday, 30th November 10.30 – 11.15am
A trip to the North Pole for polar bear tales and the story of ‘Penguin Small’, a very special penguin, whose afraid to swim southwards with his penguin friends.
Story by Mick Inkpen, writer of all the Kipper tales
Saturday, 14th December 10.30 – 11.15 am
Christmas stories, including ‘The Christmas Tree Fairy’, and other wintry tales.

So join us from 10:30 to 11:15am

These are drop-in sessions but children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Upcoming events

Past events

  • Clara Rackham – Her Life and Achievements

    Thursday 19 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    a talk by Prof Mary Joannou Clara Rackham (1875 – 1966) was an English feminist and politician active in the women’s suffrage movement, the Women’s Co-operative Guild, the peace movement... Find out more »

  • Pre-opening event!

    Saturday 23 March @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Milton Road Library has been a central part of our community for many years. Its resurrection as a Library and Community Facility will be completed in just a few months’ time. Join us to talk about ... Find out more »


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 the Friends please complete a membership form by download membership form or at the library.