Library Groups and Campaigns

If there is a library friends or campaign group in your area which does not appear in this list, please send us details via email to TheLibraryCampaign@gmail.com and we will add it.

An alternative source of current information can be found on Ian Anstice’s Public Libraries News site which you can access HERE.

 

Greater London

  • Libraries for Life for Londoners  (LLL) – umbrella organisation for London groups WEBSITE (checked 5/13)

Barking and Dagenham

  • Save Barking and Dagenham Libraries FACEBOOK (checked 5/13)
  • Save Robert Jeyes Library FACEBOOK (checked 5/13)

Barnet

  • Friends of Barnet Borough Libraries WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • East Finchley Library Users Group WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Save Friern Barnet Library Group WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER (checked 5/13)
  • Hampstead Garden Suburb Community Library WEBSITE EMAIL (checked 01/14)

Brent

Bromley

  • West Wickham Library (added 5/13)

Camden

  • Camden Public Libraries Users Group WEBSITE  EMAIL  PETITION (updated 6/13)
  • Belsize Community Library WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Camden Town/St Pancras Library WEBSITE – no active group but details of how to form one on the link (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of Highgate Library WEBSITE  EMAIL (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of Holborn Library WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Keats Community Library (formerly Heath Library) WEBSITE  EMAIL (checked 5/13)
  • Kentish Town Library WEBSITE – no active group but details of how to form one on the link (checked 5/13)
  • Kilburn Library WEBSITE – no active group but details of how to form one on the link (checked 5/13)
  • Primrose Hill Community Library (formerly Chalk Farm Library) WEBSITE  (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of Queens Crescent Library
  • Friends of Regents Park Library (added 5/13)
  • Swiss Cottage Central Library Users Group WEBSITE  (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of West Hampstead Library WEBSITE  (checked 5/13)

Croydon

  • Save Croydon Libraries Campaign WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PETITION (checked 11/13)
  • Upper Norwood Library Campaign (library run jointly by Croydon and Lambeth) WEBSITE  EMAIL (checked 11/13)
  • Save Upper Norwood Library From Closure (library run jointly by Croydon and Lambeth) FACEBOOK  TWITTER (checked 11/13)

Ealing

  • Save Ealing’s Libraries Campaign WEBSITE  FACEBOOK (checked 5/13)
  • Hanwell Community Forum Library Action (added 5/13)

Greenwich

  • Eltham Library WEBSITE (added 5/13)
  • East Greenwich Library Campaign – no longer active? (checked 7/12)
  • Friends of West Greenwich Library website (checked 7/12)

Haringey

  • Hornsey Library Campaign – no longer active? (updated 6/12)
  • Friends Of Reading and Education (FORE) – no longer active? (updated 6/12
  • Friends Of Alexandra Park Library – no longer active? (12/12)
  • Highgate Library Action Group (Haringey) WEBSITE (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Marcus Garvey Library – no longer active? (12/12)
  • Friends of Muswell Hill Library EMAIL (amended 11/13)
  • St Ann’s Library Campaign - no longer active? (12/12)
  • Friends of Stroud Green Library - no longer active? (12/12)

Hounslow

  • Friends of Hounslow Libraries – no longer active? (12/12)
  • Friends of Bedfont, Hanworth and Feltham Libraries – no longer active? (12/12)

Islington

  • Friends of Islington Libraries are incorporated in Islington Society WEBSITE according to news article of 06/11 (checked 11/13)

Lambeth

  • Friends of Lambeth Palace Library WEBSITE (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Carnegie Library (Herne Hill) WEBSITE  EMAIL  FACEBOOK  TWITTER (updated 10/13)
  • Friends of Clapham Park Library – believed to be no longer active (updated 7/12)
  • Friends of Durning Library (Kennington) WEBSITE  EMAIL (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Minet Library WEBSITE  EMAIL (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library (Vauxhall) WEBSITE (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Streatham Library Group FACEBOOK (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Tate Library (Brixton) WEBSITE  EMAIL (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Streatham Vale Library EMAIL (checked 11/13)
  • Upper Norwood Library Campaign (library run jointly by Lambeth and Croydon) WEBSITE  EMAIL (checked 11/13)
  • Save Upper Norwood Library From Closure (library run jointly by Lambeth and Croydon) FACEBOOK  TWITTER (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of Waterloo Library EMAIL (checked 11/13)
  • Friends of West Norwood Library FACEBOOK (checked 11/13)

Lewisham

Merton

 Richmond Upon Thames

  • Friends of Richmond upon Thames Libraries – WEBSITE (checked 01/14)

 Waltham Forest

  • Leytonstone Community Library (added 5/13)
  • St James Street Library Campaign WEBSITE (checked 5/13)

Westminster

  • Westminster Children’s Centre Library (added 5/13)
  • Friends of Church Street Library
  • Friends of Mayfair Library

 

South East

Buckinghamshire

  • Chalfont St Giles Community Library and Information Centre WEBSITE (added 05/13)
  • Friends of Chalfont St Giles Library WEBSITE (added 05/13)
  • Chalfont St Peter Community Library WEBSITE  EMAIL (added 5/13)
  • The Friends of Chalfont St Peter Community Library WEBSITE (added 5/13)
  • Little Chalfont Community Library WEBSITE  EMAIL (added 5/13)
  • Save Stony Stratford Library FACEBOOK (checked 05/13)
  • Friends of Winslow Library (added 5/13)
  • Winslow Community Library (added 5/13)

East Sussex

  • Bexhill Library Friends
  • Lewes Library Friends
  • Music Libraries Action Group (MULAG)
  • Friends of Newhaven Library (FONL)
  • Ore Library Friends
  • Rye Library Friends
  • Friends of Seaford Library WEBSITE (added 5/13)
  • Friends of Willingdon Library

Not all libraries have friends groups but further information can be found on the East Sussex council website (added 3/13)

Hampshire

  • North Baddesley Community Library WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER (amended 01/14)
  • Stanmore Community Library – Winchester (added 05/13}

Isle of Wight

  • Friends of the Isle of Wight Library Service ARTICLE (amended 01/14)
  • Save Our Libraries on the Isle of Wight WEBSITE (checked 12/12 – no entries since 3/11,  querying status)

Kent

  • Sandwich Library Guild details here via Open Sandwich (added 4/13)
  • Friends of Medway Libraries WEBSITE EMAIL FACEBOOK (checked 01/14)
  • Friends of Ramsgate Library (FORL)
  • Open Sandwich (Sandwich Library and the Sandwich Library Guild) WEBSITE (checked 01/14)

Oxfordshire

Southampton

  • Friends of Cobbett Road Library (added 5/13)

Surrey

  • Surrey Library Action Movement
  • Bagshot Library  – community partnership (added 5/13)
  • Bramley Library  – community partnership (added 5/13)
  • Byfleet Library  – community partnership (added 5/13)
  • Friends of Cheam Library
  • Ewell Court Library  – community partnership (added 5/13)
  • Lingfield Library  – community partnership (added 5/13)
  • New Haw Library  – community partnership EMAIL (added 5/13)
  • Stoneleigh Library  – community partnership (added 5/13)
  • Tattenhams Library  – community partnership (added 5/13)
  • Friends of Virginia Water Library
  • Warlingham Library  – community partnership (added 5/13)

Windsor and Maidenhead

  • The Friends Of The Royal Borough Of Windsor And Maidenhead Libraries EMAIL (added 5/13)

 

South West

Bristol

  • Friends of Bristol Libraries TWITTER (added 08/13)
  • Friends of Bristol Public Library WEBSITE  FACEBOOK (added 11/13)
  • Knowle Library Committee
  • Wick Road Library Committee

Cornwall

  • Cornwall Library Campaign
  • Friends of St Ives Library

Devon

Dorset

  • Ad Lib - Association of Friends of Dorset Libraries WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Charmouth Central WEBSITE (added 5/13)
  • Colehill Community Library WEBSITE (checked 5/13)

Gloucestershire

Somerset

  • Save Somerset’s libraries
  • Friends of Somerset Libraries (added 5/13)
  • Cheddar Library (added 5/13)
  • Crewkerne Library (added 5/13)
  • Langport Library (added 5/13)
  • Milborne Port Library (added 5/13)
  • Nether Stowey Library (added 5/13)
  • South Petherton Library (added 5/13)
  • Watchet Library (added 5/13)
  • Friends of Wiveliscombe Library (added 5/13)

Swindon

 

West Midlands

Birmingham

  • Friends of the Library of Birmingham WEBSITE  FACEBOOK (amended 7/13)
  • Kings Norton and Stirchley Libraries WEBSITE (added 06/13)

Dudley

  • Friends of Wall Heath Library

Herefordshire

Sandwell

  • Federation of Sandwell Libraries
  • Blackhouse Library User Group – Oldbury
  • Thimblemill Library Users Group

Shropshire

There are a number of friends groups associated with branches of Shropshire libraries. The link is to the County Council’s website and in turn to sites for particular branches.

Wolverhampton

 

North West

Blackburn with Darwen

  • Friends of Darwen Library WEBSITE (added /13)

Bolton

Bury

Cheshire

  • Grappenhall Community Library WEBSITE  TWITTER (checked 06/13)
  • Friends of Northwich Library
  • Our Winsford Library WEBSITE (added 06/13)

Halton

  • Adventures in Reading (added 5/13)

Knowsley

Lancashire

  • Lancaster library
  • Colne library
  • Haslingden library
  • St Annes library
  • Lytham library

Manchester

Sefton

  • ABC (Ainsdale, Birkdale and Churchtown) Library Group – Save Southport Libraries WEBSITE  TWITTER (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of Ainsdale Library WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Birkdale Library Action Group (added 5/13)
  • Friends of Carnegie Library (added 5/13)
  • Friends of Churchtown Library TWITTER (checked 5/13)

Wirral

 

North East

County Durham

  • Friends of Sedgefield Library (added 5/13)

Darlington

Gateshead

Middlesbrough

  • Friends of Marton Library (added 5/13)

Newcastle

  • Save Newcastle Libraries Coalition WEBSITE  TWITTER (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of Jesmond Library (added 5/13)

Northumberland

South Tyneside

  • South Tyneside Friends (added 5/13)

Sunderland

 

Yorkshire and Humber

Bradford

  • Save Bradford Libraries PETITION (added 01/14)
  • Wilsden Community Library (added 5/13)

Calderdale

  • Don’t Bulldose Our Library Campaign WEBSITE (added 5/13)
  • Friends of Todmorden Library WEBSITE  FACEBOOK (checked 5/13)

Kirklees

  • Friends of Denby Dale Library WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Friends of Golcar Library (added 5/13)
  • Long Live Honley Library WEBSITE (added 5/13)

Leeds

  • Drighlington Community Library (added 5/13)

Rotherham

  • Friends of Rotherham Central Library
  • Friends of Maltby Library

Sheffield

  • Save Sheffield Libraries Campaign EMAIL (added 07/13)
  • Sheffield Communities Against Library Privatisation FACEBOOK   TWITTER   Petition (amended 9/13)
  • Broomhill Library Action Group (BLAG)
  • Friends of Ecclesfield Library WEBSITE  EMAIL (added 02/14)
  • Friends of Greenhill Library EMAIL (added 11/13)
  • Save Totley Library WEBSITE  TWITTER (added 10/13)
  • Friends of Zest (Upperthorpe Library) WEBSITE  TWITTER (added 11/13)
  • Walkley Against Library Closures (added 5/13)
  • Save Walkley Library TWITTER (checked 5/13)
  • Walkley Library Action Group

North Yorkshire

  • Gargrave and Malhamdale Community Library WEBSITE (added 5/13)
  • Gargrave Library Group
  • Great Ayton Discovery Centre (added 5/13)

Wakefield

  • The Library Campaign (Wakefield)
  • Havercroft and Ryhill Community Learning Centre (added 5/13)
  • Kettlethorpe Library – Standridge Lane Community Development Trust (added 5/13)
  • Kinsley and Fitzwilliam Learning and Community Centre (added 5/13)
  • Supporters of Outwood Library (S.O.U.L.)
  • Friends of Ossett Library WEBSITE (checked 5/13)
  • Upton Community Library (added 5/13)
  • Friends of Walton Library (added 5/13)

 

East Midlands

Derbyshire

  • Save Our Unique Library – Glossop SOUL WEBSITE (added 5/13)

Lincolnshire

  • Save Lincolnshire LIbraries WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER (added 06/13)
  • Deepings Library PETITION (added 06/13)
  • Save Nettleham Library PETITION (added 06/13)
  • Spilsby Library (added 06/13)
  • Our Wainfleet Library WEBSITE  EMAIL (added 03/14)
  • Winthorpe Community Library at Seathorne Primary School WEBSITE (updated 06/13)
  • Friends of Woodhall Spa Library WEBSITE (updated 06/13)

 

East England

Cambridgeshire

Much of the list below is taken from the Cambridgshire County Council website on 26 March 2012. That site may list an email contact where there is no link to a specific Friends website.

  • Friends of Arbury Library WEBSITE  TWITTER (updated 08/13)
  • Friends of Bar Hill Library  WEBSITE  EMAIL (updated 08/13)
  • Friends of Barnwell Road Library
  • Friends of Chatteris Library (FROLIC) WEBSITE (added 08/13)
  • Friends of Comberton Area Library WEBSITE (checked 08/13)
  • Friends of Cottenham Library FACEBOOK (added 08/13)
  • Friends of Ely Library WEBSITE (added 08/13)
  • Friends of Great Shelford Library WEBSITE  EMAIL (added 08/13)
  • Friends of Haddenham Library WEBSITE (added 08/13)
  • Friends of Linton Library
  • Friends of March Library
  • Friends of Milton Road Library WEBSITE  EMAIL (updated 08/13)
  • Rock Road Library Friends FACEBOOK (added 08/13)
  • Friends of Warboys Library (FOWL) WEBSITE  EMAIL (updated 08/13)
  • Friends of Willingham Library WEBSITE  EMAIL (updated 08/13)

Essex

Hertfordshire

  • Friends of Chorleywood Libraries – details available via Residents’ Association website (Updated 4/13)
  • Friends of Borehamwood Library – no longer in operation
  • We Heart Libraries – covering North Hertfordshire and Stevenage including libraries in Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock, Royston, Stevenage (Central and Old Town) and Knebworth  WEBSITE  EMAIL  FACEBOOK  TWITTER (amended 01/14)

Luton

Peterborough

  • Friends of Werrington Library (added 5/13)

Suffolk

Wales

Cardiff

  • Lisvane Cabin Community Library WEBSITE (amended 02/14)

Rhondda

Wrexham

 

Scotland

Angus

  • Edzell Library Group (added 5/13)

Dumfries and Galloway

  • WIgtown Library PETITION (added 1/14)

Midlothian

Moray