Bishopston Library forms Friends group

June 22 2017

More than 20 residents met at Bishopston Library on May 30 to discuss the idea of setting up a Friends group to work with and help develop the facilities and activities at the new venue. Group services manager Chris Brown outlined how the new facility had been developing since opening and the range of activities already on offer.

More than 20 residents met at Bishopston Library on May 30 to discuss the idea of setting up a Friends group to work with and help develop the facilities and activities at the new venue. Group services manager Chris Brown outlined how the new facility had been developing since opening and the range of activities already on offer.  

A member of Friends of Henleaze Library gave an idea of how their group operates, the range of events that they have been able to put on and some of the resources that they have been able to purchase for the library as a result of their fundraising.  

There was a good discussion from those present about how to communicate with and involve the wider community, some of the nitty-gritty of running an organisation and the need to ensure that the voice of everyone, particularly young people, is heard. At the end of the meeting a small group of people offered to meet up to establish a more formal organisation to take the group forward.