The Friends of Dorset libraries
Friends Groups offer you the chance to actively support your local library.
In a world of decreasing resources and increasing needs, the library service needs its friends. Over half the population use public libraries to borrow books and other materials, find information, assist them in educational courses, use the internet or browse and sit and read.
Friends groups may offer practical help to the library in a variety of ways but it is equally important that we can talk to you about our plans for the future.
one free loan of a DVD for every three hired
admission to Friends events
the chance to meet Dorset library staff and discuss the service
to contribute your opinion to service development and change
to form a committee to meet regularly and plan a programme of events
to help publicise and promote the library service
to hold reading related events with guest speakers
to raise money for special projects at their library
to provide voluntary support when needed for Friends' activities, customer surveys and other library events
to offer a community response to service development and changes
Why not join your local Friends group?
For a small fee per year you can become a Friend of your library. A joint membership is also available for two persons living at the same address.
There are currently Friends Groups at:
Christchurch and Highcliffe
Please contact your local library if you would like to join one of the friends groups.
Community Managed Library supporters groups
For information about joining and fees contact the library direct.
- Burton Bradstock (opens in a new window)
- Charmouth (opens in a new window)
- Colehill (opens in a new window)
- Corfe Castle (opens in a new window)
- Puddletown (opens in a new window)
- Wool (opens in a new window)