OUR NEXT EVENT
Local historian DICK WEINDLING will be our Zoom guest on Tuesday, June 15 – to tell the extraordinary story of AGENT GARBO - THE SPY WHO FOOLED HITLER.
For more information and to book your place click here.
FoWHL's AGM took place on March 16 via Zoom and saw the re-election of both the current Chair David Stevenson and Treasurer Christine Marchant. The post of Secretary still remains open however.
If you would like to offer your services as Secretary, or simply to stand for membership of the Committee, please email us so we can tell you more.
Also at the AGM was Cllr Anna Wright, Camden's Cabinet member for Promoting Neighbourhoods and Communities. In a lively conversation on how West Hampstead Library might re-emerge from lockdown, Anna clearly showed herself to be a great supporter of libraries and shared a number of ideas that she hopes to promote.
We wish Anna well with these endeavours and very much look forward to welcoming her to West Hampstead soon, and in person.
Once again many thanks to the FoWHL Players for their superb collection of seasonal readings, much enjoyed in December by the FoWHL members joining up by Zoom. Three cheers for Phyllida and Rosie Hancock (top left), Michael Simkins, Flick Rea, Mel Harrold (above left), Jim Carter, Julia Deakin and Imelda Staunton.
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
There's still no clear sign of when we can expect West Hampstead Library to re-open fully. But at present it seems unlikely that the expected ending of all lockdown restrictions on June 21 will be accompanied by a return to normal at the library.
Here's the state of play at present:
The ground floor library is open for Quick Browsing, limited to twenty minutes per person with a one way system through the library.
You can order books online or on the phone (020 7974 6987) from Monday to Saturday and then pick up from the library.
The Children's Library remains closed but a limited selection of books can be reserved and collected.
Computer access is available on a first come, first-served basis.
Library Hours are currently Monday to Thursday: 11.00 - 6pm,
Friday and Saturday: 11.00-3.30
To keep things as safe as possible there are sanitation stations and regular cleaning.
In line with government guidance you will be expected to wear a face mask.
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Watch this space for more news as we have it.
(updated May 27)
Calling all library users –