OUR NEXT ZOOM meeting takes place on Wednesday DECEMBER 16 at 7.30pm when once again the celebrated FoWHL PLAYERS – led by FoWHL stalwart Michael Simkins and featuring our esteemed patron, JIM CARTER, and Imelda Staunton – will offer a festive selection of readings and music to lighten our hearts and tickle our fancies!
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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
FoWHL AGM 2020 report
FoWHL's AGM took place on March 10 and resulted in the re-election of David Stevenson as Chair, for his second term of office. Following the departure of Treasurer Simon Mulliner (see News), Secretary Christine Marchant has taken on the role of Treasurer.
However, FoWHL now has a vacancy on its committee, and in particular is looking for someone to take the minutes at meetings (about three times a year).
If you would be interested in joining us, or have other skills you think FoWHL can use, please email us here and we can tell you more.
FoWHL FM update
FoWHL Rhyme Time sessions
Also cancelled until further notice.
From the FoWHL archive
As many of you will be aware, the main floor of West Hampstead Library is now open again both for borrowing books via a new system called Quick Choice (see below) and for computer use.
Regrettably the Children’s Library will remain closed for the time being, although a selection of children's books will be available for borrowing under the Quick Choice system.
Meanwhile Sam Eastop, Camden’s Head of Libraries, Arts and Tourism, promises that the Council is hoping to re-open our Children's Library as part of the next phase of re-opening.
Under Quick Choice, browsing time will be limited to twenty minutes per person, numbers will be controlled and there will be a one-way system through the library.
To keep things as safe as possible there will be sanitation stations and regular cleaning. Computer access will be on a first come, first served basis.
Library hours will continue to be 10.30 – 3.30 Monday to Saturday.
In line with government guidance you will be expected to wear a face mask.
For more news of Camden Libraries click here.
Watch this space for more news as we have it.
(updated October 27)
Calling all library users –