Form for joining the Friends

Friends of Bedale Community Library (FoBCL) was launched in March 2017 with the main aim of raising funds for Bedale Community Library.  Friends make an annual donation of £15 or more. We hope to run events throughout the year.

The Friends launched an online event on 23rd March 2021 (and available afterwards) with a prize draw. The event includes Brian Cook talking to local author Tracey Iceton and a reading by Alan Bennet.  This event is now open to all on YouTube.


By becoming a Friend, you will help to keep a library open in Bedale for the benefit of the communities of Bedale and the surrounding villages.

FoBCL is registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as a ‘small charity’ and can claim Gift Aid on your donations if applicable.

Susan Perkins (Chair)

Alan Shinkfield (Treasurer)

Sarah Maude (Secretary)

Officers of FoBCL can be contacted on or write to them c/o Bedale Community Library, Bedale Hall, North End, Bedale, DL8 1AA.

For more information or to become a Friend, download the 2021 Form for joining the Friends   or the membership leaflet  here or email




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