The Friends of Darwen Library

The Friends of Darwen library have been praised for their on-going work to help improve the library and its services.  

The friends group formed in 2011 and now meet on the second Monday of every month from 6pm at Darwen Library.

The group consists of volunteers who work in Darwen Library and help with the housebound service, community history, activities in the junior library and IT support at the library and at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy in the Cyber café.

They recently won a ‘volunteer team of the year’ award from Blackburn CVS for their continued efforts.

The group hold regular coffee mornings at Darwen Library where they meet with other community groups like Darwen Days, Darwen Ladies Choir, Darwen Research Group and Darwen Local History Society plus local authors.

The Friends Group are also involved in a range of promotional activities for the library and to date they have purchased £1000 of new stock for Darwen Library.

They recently published a book commemorating the late James Hargreaves Morton’s life and work, with some of his original works currently on display at the library.

Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Young People, Councillor Damian Talbot said: “The friends group always work tirelessly to help and improve the library and its services.

“Their award is a true testament to the work that they do and it’s great to see that they have received some well-deserved recognition”. 

For further information about the friends group visit their website: or find them on Facebook.

If you're interested in joining the friends group, you’re welcome to attend the monthly Monday meetings, just call ahead on call: (01254) 706021 or email: to confirm the date and time

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