Friends of Chalfont St Giles Library
The Friends of Chalfont St Giles Library was formed in 1999 following concerns over the future of the County-run library. The County Library was eventually closed in November 2006 against the wishes of village. The ‘Friends’ re-opened the library as a local community-run Public Library in January 2007. Following a period where the County provided a mobile library service, the County agreed in 2010 to redeploy its mobile library and to work in partnership with the village by providing support for the Community Library.
The ‘Friends of the Library’ are the supporting membership of the Community Library which is a charity. By paying £10 or more as an annual subscription/donation, village residents show their support for the library. The money raised funds library improvements and helps to ensure that the library is able to maintain the best possible stock selection for both adults and children.
The ‘Friends’ are an integral part of the Community Library since the library is run entirely by volunteers from the village. Volunteers also provide the weekly story time for young children, holiday events and support the summer reading challenge for children. Most volunteers are also library ‘Friends’.
The ‘Friends’ have an active Literary Group who organise author talks and occasional outings. All are welcome to these events. Any surplus arising from these events is available to support the library.
To join the ‘Friends of the Library’ please complete the subscription form (here) and post or hand in to the library. Subscription forms and bank standing order mandates are available in the Library.