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Have you noticed!

The Friends have been busy spending money.

With the profit from the Quiz night we now have a new sofa for you to curl up on.

Rosemary and Annabel have a new bookcase behind their desk.

There are two new red noticeboards and we will shortly be covering the other faded boards.

We have purchased a Data Projector from the School and the projector screen will arrive this month.

Christmas Celebration

21st December 2019

The Friends were very pleased to welcome so many of you to join us for mince pies and other delights.

We know that the biggest draw was Val's famous punch!

Hope you all walked home!

This event enabled us to thank all our Friends and Volunteers for their support over the past year.


19th November 2018

The AGM held in the Library was well attended. Chair of FoSCL Jill Hutchinson told the meeting about the progress FoSCL had made in the past year and our plans for the future.

Adele O'Connor has resigned from the Committee and Jill thanked her for her contributions to FoSCL.

June Duckworth kindly offered to join the committee and the committee was duly re-elected.

The Library Lion

22nd October 2018

The Library Lion is a wonderful interactive play for children aged four to seven based on a heart warming story written by Michelle Knudsen.

We watched a superb performance of the play by Untied Artists. It was brilliant and exceeded our expectations. The Actors kept the young audience captivated and fully involved from the beginning to the end. We hope they will come again.

The children and their parents had a wonderful morning.

FoSCL Quiz Night

12th October 2018

Thank you to all the teams who entered

The Winning Team was Comets, who won by answering the tie break question – 'Including the antenna on the top, in metres, how tall is the Eiffel Tower?’

The Quiz raised £783 towards Library Funds

The raffle was particularly successful due to the wonderful prizes we received from our most generous contributors.

Do join us for our next Quiz in October 2019

Short Story Competition - Presentation

13th October 2018
This years winners were announced in the library. We were delighted with the number of entries this year.

Congratulations to all our winners

Judges AwardFreya HammondPocket Sized Neve Saves the Day
Under 111stSophie Stone The Pearl
Runner UpJacob Vorster The Fox Catcher
Under 16 1stFreya Handley A Summary of My Life
Runner UpGabriela StoneMoments can never be foretold
Over 16 1stSheila Walker Cat and Mouse
Runner UpMolly HancockSociety Problem #249

Awards were presented by Jill Hutchinson the Chair of FoSCL

Tea and Memories

22nd August 2018
Following a suggestion for events for the older generations, we organised a Tea and Memories afternoon on 22nd August. Unfortunately this was not a great success. Back to the drawing board!

Sketch a Story

8th August 2018
Sketch a Story was an event we supported for children over 8 years. It was about Art in Children's books, related particularly to Tolkien. Everyone had an enjoyable time.

FoSCL Social

3rd July 2018
Our Annual Social Evening for Volunteers and Friends included information about the libraries new computer system and Graham White (Oxfordshire Libraries Community Involvement Officer) talked about this year's Summer Reading Challenge.

Sonning Common Primary School Fair

23rd June 2018
FoSCL ran two Stalls at the Fair. It was a lovely sunny day and we managed to raise £162.75 towards Library funds.

We are very grateful to everyone who contributed prizes for the Tombola and books for us to sell.

A Writer's Life

24th May 2018
The Writer’s Evening was a great success. It was well attended and raised £215 towards Sonning Common Library funds.

The talks by authors Vera Morris and Tom Fort certainly captured the audience’s attention and we have been asked to hold another Writer’s evening in 2019!

Thank you Vera and Tom.