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Friends of Stowmarket Library

Our aims

  • To promote Stowmarket Library as a vital part of the local community
  • To raise funds to develop the range of services available at Stowmarket Library
  • To contribute to the development of the library service across Suffolk

Who we are

  • Chair and signatory: Diane Tarrant
  • Secretary: Caroline Southgate
  • Treasurer and library representative: Ursula Scott
  • Suffolk Libraries advisor: Jack Norman
  • Library representative: Sherrie Rozier

Other committee members

  • Graham Harris
  • Mary Jones
  • Pauline Manders
  • Brian Matthews

Contact us

  • Email:

The story so far

We were established in March 2013.

Recent successes

  • Supported the first Skulduggery in Stowmarket crime festival by providing initial funding
  • Bought seating and shelving to refurbish the teenage area of the library
  • Funded several children's activities such as Harry Potter Night and Beach Bonkers event.

Future plans

  • Purchase moveable screens so that the library can be sectioned off for future events
  • To start regular author events
  • Produce a bi-monthly newsletter about Stowmarket Library and friends group activities.