Fowey libraryThere’s a new campaign taking off in Cornwall to stop library closures in Cornwall – started by Leon, a 10 year old boy. 

The more Cornwall residents who sign Leon’s petition, the clearer it will be to the Council that libraries are a valued local service that shouldn’t be cut. So if you agree, please sign the petition now

If you are not a regular user of Fowey Library, you may not know it has recently been forced to cut its opening hours and is now closed Saturdays.

This is a major blow to anyone working during the week who normally visits on Saturday, or takes their children to the lovely children’s corner there.

Other facilities you may not know about:

  • Four computers with fast broadband internet connection and free internet access for children.
  • WiFi – free to library members and visitors who take out temporary membership
  • Printing in black and white or colour
  • Colour photocopier
  • Selection of daily and Cornish newspapers
  • Meeting room for hire, seating 26 people and has a flip chart and telephone (during library hours). There is also a fully equipped kitchen.

Regular activities include

  • Art group meet on Mondays. The library can put you in touch with the artist to find out more details.
  • Sing and Sign 10-10.45am  free drop in session for 0-12 months – Sing and Sign with Caroline Oldman,  a Speech and Language Therapist.
  • Beginners Computer Lessons  If you would like to attend just ask for details.
  • Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service advice Usually held during events at the library. The staff can tell you the date of the next event.
  • Family and local history groups Fowey History Group meet on the last Monday morning of the month at 10am. They also deal with any family history questions and can be contacted care of Fowey Library.
  • Home Library Service The WRVS deliver books to anyone who finds it difficult to get to the library for any reason, whether on a temporary or long-term basis.
  • Memory Café Held in the library alternate Thursday afternoons
  • Patchwork group Meets Tuesday afternoons
  • Readers’ groups Meets on the last Friday of the month, 10:30am – 11:30am. The group all read the same book and then discuss it at the next meeting.



Here’s what Leon says:“As an avid reader, it came as a shock to me that the opening hours of my local library were cut and were not seen as a priority for Cornwall Council – I think that these actions to cut the hours of the libraries should be halted immediately.Libraries are the only places where you can get books for free and the books are varied and of good quality.Please assist me in my quest to save Cornwall’s libraries. Sign this petition and help further by spreading the word.”