West Barnes Library, next to Motspur Park station, is open five days a week thanks to the many volunteers who assist the staff – and hold the fort on Mondays.

This Friends group works to encourage more people to use the library and promote numerous events. Please help us by becoming a member of the Friends.

Join the Friends' Group

To join or to rejoin the Friends, download a membership form here or ask for one at the library counter. It costs £5 for life membership. As a member, you will be entitled to three free DVD or talking book loans and three free reservations each year. You will be issued a membership card at the library counter that can be renewed each year.

Keep in touch receive the Newsletter
To receive a monthly eNewsletter of events at West Barnes Library, write to mail@friendsowbl.org.uk or sign up at www.friendsowbl.org.uk

Twitter: twitter.com/WBLfriends

Download a joining form from here 

DECORATORS – CAN YOU HELP?  The library's redevelopment has been delayed due to continuing uncertainty about Crossrail 2, so the Friends are planning to decorate the children’s section and would be grateful if anyone could give us advice on how best to clean the walls, and what type of paint we should best use.  Please either email the Friends at mail@friendsowbl.org.uk or pop into the library and let us know how we can contact you.

The Photography Competition RESULTS:
Thank you to all entrants , there were some amazing photos . In judging the overall winners Mike Parsons (Mitcham Camera Club) said he looked for good technical and compositional merits and also visual impact and what the photographer had put into the image. CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners.

Under Sixteens Winner: Cartwheeling on the Beach by Elizabeth.   Citation:“Capturing the moment, as the photographer did, added real impact to the image” 
Highly Commended: Blissful Sunset in Hawaii by Olivia.

Adult Winner: I can see you” by Rachel Prior Citation:  “The subject fills the frame, the bubble is captured perfectly and frames the face.  The image tells a story and the photographer has thought out that story before pressing the shutter"
Highly Commended: Calm Waters, Paradise Harbour, Antarctic Peninsular by Theresa Clarke  
   Spring flowers, Outer Hebrides by Bernie McAlister Citation: “Both lovely landscapes – dramatic and gentle”             Old and New London by Irene Westerman  Citation: “ Very well seen and tells a story of London today. 

Winners as chosen by the Public Vote
Under Sixteens  Winner    Blissful Sunset in Hawaii by Olivia : 2nd Place The End of the Day by Elizabeth
People Category Winner
   “I can see you” by Rachel Prior ; 2nd Place  Sitting Pretty by Brenda Brevitt
3rd Place  Japanese Tulip Girls, Nordvijk, Holland by Bernie McAlister
The Natural World  Category Winner  Seal by Abby Taylor: 2nd Place    Seven Swans-A-Training by Brenda Brevitt Joint 3rd Place   What a Lovely Day by Rachel Prior and  Isabella Plantation by Joy Kluver 
Architecture Category Winner  Reflections by John Brevitt; 2nd Place   Old and New London by Irene Westerman 3rd Place  Marlow Church by Gilli Lewis-Lavender

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