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Bristol Libraries needs people for Friends Groups

Following the Library Ideas conversations earlier this year – Bristol Libraries are looking for people from nine communities to set up Friends Groups.

Event at The Park Centre in March held by Bristol City Council to talk about the future of local libraries.

These include Filwood and Hartcliffe – although Filwood has a group, the service says it plays “a slightly different role” to the others.

Library Development Officer Paul Walker said people could get involved by attending the Citywide Library Friends Groups Meeting on 1 October or forming a Friends Group in their library with support from Bristol Libraries.

They could also work with the library to help “build links with the community for the Library Ideas project.”

The city-wide meeting of Friends Groups will take place on Tuesday 1 October at The Pavilion on Hanover Quay – arrival from 6pm for 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Members of Bristol City Council’s Culture Team will also be attending to talk about fundraising and bid writing.

People can email topics they would like to discuss as well as register their interest in attending at

Anyone who would like to set up or be part of a Friends Group should contact Library Development Officer Paul Walker by email, or mobile 0796 1758 046.