Get involved - Ways you can help

Make a difference, fund the future

Each week over 41,000 people visit Cambridgeshire Libraries, seeking a book, CD's, DVD’s, book a meeting room, access to the internet or to attend one of our many events.

Libraries make a real difference to people’s lives 

Here are some of the ways you can be part of the success.

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Image of a heart

Rhymetime sessions offer a mix of songs to sing, stories to listen to and nursery rhymes to enjoy and help give children under five a head start before they start school. It is also a great opportunity for parents and carers to meet others.

A donation of £10 pays for one rhymetime session in your local library

A donation of £50 pays for a package of 5 over the school holidays

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Rhymetime at Central Library, Cambridge

Pay for a volunteer’s mileage to deliver our Library at Home Service

We have a fantastic group of volunteers who regularly deliver books and other items to library users who cannot get out to their local library. The Library at Home Service is often described as ‘a lifeline’ and our volunteers are reimbursed for travel costs incurred to deliver this vital service.

Just £100 will help pay for a volunteer’s travel costs to deliver the Home Library Service for a year.

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Delivering books to a housebound reader

Fund an event

We provide a range of events in all of our libraries.  You can help support our Reader Development Programme by funding an author visit.

 A donation of £300 will fund one author visit.

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Author visit at a Cambridgeshire Library

Volunteer with us

Volunteering with your local library is a great way to make new friends, inspire others and make a difference!

You can choose the volunteering that suits you – do you want to learn new skills or share those you already have? Want to build previous experience, or try your hand at something new? Or do you want to just give us a hand?

Find out more about volunteering in libraries

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Photo of volunteer's feet

How to make a donation

We have a wide range of donation options available, just select the amount, from as little as £1 and click Make Donation. 

Please contact us for more information about other ways you can make a difference.