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Friends of Medway Libraries

Friends of Medway logoFriends of Medway Libraries was formed in 2006 to raise the profile of libraries in Medway. The group meets monthly, alternating between Gillingham Library and Rochester Library.

 

What do the Friends do

The Friends are an independent group of volunteers who support and promote Medway Libraries through various activities, such as:

  • raising the profile of the library service in the community
  • encouraging the use of libraries
  • helping with library events including author talks and baby bounce and rhyme
  • running promotion stands at school fetes, shopping centres and other public places
  • assisting with customer satisfaction surveys
  • helping with leaflet drops
  • supporting readers' groups
  • running knitting for charity groups in libraries
  • fundraising
  • advocacy

Friends of Medway Libraries function independently of the Medway Libraries, with their own constitution, funds and objectives, working in closely with library staff. Here is our latest newsletter.

Why join the Friends?

The Friends help to put Medway Libraries at the heart of the community. As a Friend of Medway Libraries you will:

  • understand more about libraries 
  • influence future library development in Medway
  • meet people with similar interests 
  • get to know and make a difference in your local community 
  • develop existing or gain new skills, knowledge and experience
  • increase confidence and self-esteem
  • enhance your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Find out more

To get involved contact us:

To join please fill in an application form (pdf 40KB) and email it to scfield@blueyonder.co.uk or hand it in at your local library. (To use the pdf file above, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it on your computer, please use our advice page.)