Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Library Friends Groups Recognised At Special Event

A special thank you is being said to Library Friends groups who are thriving and growing in Cambridgeshire.

On 9 December  a Friends Recognition event will be held to celebrate the hard work of the 20 current Friends Groups and welcome the 10 new groups that have been formed this  year. Attendees will share some of their successes and advice.

Friends Groups give vital support to the work of Cambridgeshire County Council libraries.

The groups, made up of volunteers, help in a range of ways from local promotion of the service, fundraising, putting on community events and even decorating and gardening.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor David Harty, Cabinet Member for Learning and Libraries who will be at the Cambourne event, said: "Libraries are community hubs and the Friends Groups are an embodiment of that. Their support is vital and enable libraries to put on a range of events and be vibrant, flourishing places within their communities. Friends Groups also give important local input into the management and running of the libraries so they are tailored for local needs. I want to say a big thank you on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council to these unsung heroes and welcome the new groups that are being set up."