Formed in 1998, the Friends of West Hampstead Library (FoWHL) is a community organisation consisting of around 400 library users – mostly local residents but also people who work in West Hampstead or are passing through.
Our main aim is to ensure that, at a time of deep cuts in council budgets, the library remains open, and continues to provide the level of core services that library users need and want, and which local residents fund through their council tax.
Like the library itself, membership of FoWHL is free. To become a FoWHL member and receive notice of all future events, or to send an email, click here
If you are not on email, keep an eye on the FoWHL noticeboard (by the lift, inside the library). Or follow us on @FoWHLNW6
OUR NEW CHAIR
FOWHL has a new chair – meet David Stevenson, who was elected at our recent AGM to take over from Simon Inglis. A former BBC Radio journalist and editor, David has lived in West Hampstead for seven years and served on the FoWHL Committee for two years. He is only the third Chair in the 21 years of FoWHL's existence and we all wish him the very best. (Photo by Janet Nabney)
It's the First Monday of the Month so it must be... FoWHL FM
WELCOME NICKY – FoWHL's NEW WRITER IN RESIDENCE
A warm welcome from all our members to Nicky Lambert, who will serve as FoWHL's Writer in Residence for 2018-2019.
To read Nicky's monthly offering, click here.
Jester Tester 2019 results & winner
A big thanks to all our sellers and supporters at this year's Jester Festival, held on Fortune Green in early July, not forgetting West End Lane Books, who kindly donated the £20 prize. Over £200 was raised for the FoWHL coffers.
For details of the winner and a list of all the answers, click here.
To everyone who entered, we hope you enjoyed the quiz and will try again next year!
FoWHL sponsors Rhyme Time sessions
FoWHL is delighted to announce that it is now sponsoring a series of Story and Rhyme Time sessions in the Children’s Library, every Wednesday during term times from 11.30 - 12.00.
We’re especially thrilled that the sessions are led by the super talented Tyan Archer.
Meet Libby – and start reading
Did you know that as well as thousands of books, journal, CDs and DVDs, West Hampstead Library now has a selection of e-books and audiobooks available for you, at no charge?
All you need is a Camden Libraries ticket, and an app called Libby.
Once you have signed in as a West Hampstead Library user, you can download the books instantly, using whichever device suits you best.
Click here to learn more
And when you have tried it, please let us know how you got on, and what you think.