Campaigners are holding a “read-in” in the garden of a much-loved library in protest at plans to sell it off.

Locals are calling for Cambridgeshire County Council to pause the sale of Milton Road Library so that options to safeguard its future as a community asset can be explored. 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.