Who are the Friends of Kennington Library (FOKL)?
FOKL is usually known as the Friends. The Friends’ group’s aim is to keep the public library thriving in Kennington. We believe that the library is a place where everyone is welcome, therefore every library user should become a member of FOKL!
What does that mean? It means that the county council no longer pays all of the staffing costs. The Friends are determined to maintain a professionally managed library during all opening hours and to achieve this by fund raising. The financial support of FOKL is essential to maintain the service provided by the Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) library staff.
In addition, volunteers assist in many ways in the library to sustain the level of service we are used to. The Friends make a difference. For instance, we spearheaded the colourful library makeover in 2015 and hold regular events in the library for adults and children. There are lots of ways you can help FOKL and your community library.
Thanks to our president, Korky Paul, and to our sponsors:
Small World Montessori Nursery
St John’s College
Best One Shop
Tonks Funeral Directors
We gratefully acknowledge a grant from Kennington Parish Council towards the costs of our free events for adults and children.