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Meeting: 17/11/2022 - North Area Committee (Item 30)

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Representatives from ‘Friends of Libraries’ were invited to attend North Area Committee to talk about their groups.


A representative from the Friends of Central Library said the following:

-       The group was set up in 2015.

-       Events with speakers had been run, including a representative from Cambridge Shakespeare festival and book readings by authors from Cambridge.

-       Had run craft stalls selling stationary, scarfs etc. 

-       The covid pandemic had impacted the running of the group.


A representative from Friends of Milton Road Library said the following:

-       The group had been in existence for at least the past 10 years.

-       There were 11 members on the Milton Road Library Committee, and the Committee met every 2 months. There were approximately 100 members of the group. 

-       They liaised closely with the Library staff and had purchased a couple of items for the library i.e. bean bags and a book trolley.

-       They ran story book sessions, organised book sales and events including musicians and singers to raise funds.

-       Welcomed new members and those who wanted to be kept up to date with information about Milton Road Library.


Friends of Arbury Court Library 

-       A statement provided by the Chair of Friends of Arbury Court Library was published on the meeting webpage as the Committee ran out of time for the statement to be read out.  Agenda for North Area Committee on Thursday, 17th November, 2022, 6.30 pm - Cambridge Council