On the evening of Tuesday May 30th 21 residents met at Bishopston Library 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. We were fortunate to have a member of Friends of Henleaze Library who 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.
If anyone is interested in knowing more about the Friends of Bishopston
Library please contact:
Next meeting on Tuesday, June 6th, 7.30 pm in the library.