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West Barnes Library - March 2014

New ‘Read Aloud’ session

Bring your youngsters along on Mondays at 10.30am to join Jennifer for the new Read Aloud sessions. Listening to a book read by someone else helps children develop with better concentration and listening skills. It engages their imagination and so much more. 

Redevelopment rolling on

Plans to rebuild West Barnes Library are on course, Merton’s head of libraries Anthony Hopkins told the Friends last month. The proposals are waiting to be signed off by the Secratary of State. In the next couple of months, the Friends will be invited to help fine-tune the plans before they are put out to tender. 

Carole is leaving

Library manager Carole Bundy will be retiring on Friday, 28 March, after five years at West Barnes. Since the Friends was established three years ago, the group has greatly enjoyed working with her and benefited from her positive, good-humoured approach. Her help at our quiz nights and other events has been far beyond the call of duty. We wish her well. Merton Libraries has appointed a new library manager, Karren McCarthy. 

What’s on

Coming up at West Barnes Library 

You can pick up a flyer from the library of the regular events. 

Dates for this month: 

Children’s Art Club (Saturday, 1 March and 29 March, 2pm-4pm). Need to book. 

Craft & Chat (Saturday, 8 March, 3pm-4pm). 

Local History Coffee Morning: Memories of Merton – Historic images from the Merton Memories Project (Tuesday, 18 March, 10.30am-noon).

Children’s Craft (Saturday, 22 March, 2pm-4pm).

Adults’ Book Club (Thursday, 25 March, 6pm-7pm). Reviewing Capital by John Lanchester). 

Police Surgery (Thursday, 27 March, 11am-noon).


Friends of West Barnes Library: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

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West Barnes Library: Station Road, New Malden, KT3 6JF Phone: 020 8274 5789, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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