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Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm.

Location: Friern Barnet Road, N11 3DS. 

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commented 2019-01-15 19:10:55 +0000

My husband and our are looking for volunteer work with babies/toddlers/young children and are wondering if you have any opportunities in the library at the weekends?? I am a doctor and my husband works in marketing. We both have childcare experience but as we are planning to adopt later this year we wanted to gain some further experience.

I look forward to hearing back from you

Kind regards
commented 2018-12-12 21:40:47 +0000
Hi, I come to the Rhyme Time kiddie song session on Wednesdays and a Christmas party was mentioned for next Thursday, 20th – is that at the same time as the messy play session normally happens or a different time? Thanks!
commented 2018-11-10 15:29:26 +0000
Ms Joanna Fryer,

I would like to take part in some events as a Art therapist please.

Many Thanks,

commented 2018-09-13 15:24:52 +0100
To Whom It Concern,

I am currently doing a masters in Library and Information Science at City University London and in the process of researching my dissertation which will be focusing on the impact and or role that volunteers have on library services.

I was wondering if it would be possible to hand out some surveys to users of your library? I would be very grateful if you could accommodate my request. I will attach a copy of the survey if i get a reply

Kind Regards,

James Ryan
commented 2018-07-04 12:55:46 +0100
Just wanted to ask if you would be interested in getting external help with graphic design? We do all design work like banners, advertisements, photo edits, logos, flyers, etc. for a fixed monthly fee.

We don’t charge for each task. What kind of work do you need on a regular basis? Let me know and I’ll share my portfolio with you.
commented 2018-06-28 15:59:02 +0100

I would like to visit your lovely Library and as a Barnet resident, I am intersted to know whether there is FREE parking.

Please could you tell me?
commented 2018-04-19 13:35:44 +0100
I am conducting researching into a WW1 casualty, Preston, Lancs, born, 1 August, 1878, Hugh Almond, F/23899, Air Mechanic (?) Royal Naval Air Service, died of meningitis in Uk, buried at Southgate Cemetery, Plot P.535, resided at 31 Melbourne Avenue, Bowes Park.

You are the closest library I have found to the cemetery/home address and was wondering if you are the best place to enquire?

Do you have a local studies department?

What would be the local newspaper of the time that may have carried an article of the death/burial of this soldier?

If not, could you point me in the right direction please?

Was a local taxi proprietor and tried to avoid conscription via The Tribunal in November, 1916, without success.

By 12 April, 1917, he had died, leaving wife and two children.

Much obliged

Stewart McLoughlin

Preston, Lancs
commented 2018-03-20 12:29:28 +0000
Applied for a job as a volunteer a few weeks back but when I rang up to find out if there was any news the guy on the phone was so curt, even asking me if I had put my contact details on the app form, that I am cancelling it.
commented 2018-01-04 23:47:01 +0000
Hi. Does the library have computers and printers?

Kind Regards,

commented 2017-09-06 15:27:44 +0100
Hi, I would like to ask you about the English and maths function skill course and creative writing course. Are you still running these courses? If you do so when they actually start and is it free or you take fee? I also wanted to enquire you about beginners English class for my mom . Is there esol entry class available? Could you please let me know if these courses are running? Thank you for your time .
commented 2017-08-22 11:05:32 +0100
Hi there, just enquiring about your Pilates classes, are they for beginners and when do they run? Thank you Bev.
commented 2017-03-01 11:52:10 +0000
commented 2017-01-29 13:19:16 +0000
commented 2016-05-26 17:39:39 +0100
Hello there,

I hope you are fine.

I would like to ask you about the English courses,do they are for begginers or you have different groups?

Thanks in advance
commented 2016-04-03 11:04:18 +0100
Hi, I was wondering if you accept secondhand books (mostly crime, ETC) as the traveling library I usually donate to has now ceased to be?

Regards, Chris Saunders.
commented 2016-01-21 19:46:13 +0000
Hi, my name is Sandra and I’d like to know if it’s any cost Saturday 9:45 yoga class.

Thanks in advance.

commented 2015-12-09 08:47:42 +0000
Barry Rawlings was going to book the library for a local Neighbourhood Watch meeting at 7pm on the 4th January 2016. Can you tell me please if this has been done?

If not can I book please?
commented 2015-08-04 07:26:00 +0100
Dear Friern Barnet Library. We are a Barnet Based Project called Art Reach. We have created a beautiful mosaic which says The Library Garden which was intended for the garden at High Barnet that was created by a group of local residents. Unfortunately the group have not maintained their garden and have not been responding to us when we have asked them to allow us to put it in the garden. We have spent several months lovingly designing and making it and would love to put it outside a library.

Would you be interested in having it outside your library? It would mean a lot to us all.

For more information about us and the mosaic go to our brilliant website and film:
commented 2015-07-20 14:28:58 +0100

My daughter Zoe is already a FBCL volunteer but had stopped coming due to her studies at Barnet College. Now, she is in holidays and is available again to volunteer.

Kind regards

Alfred Rurangirwa
commented 2015-05-22 10:33:13 +0100
Hello! I was hoping that I could donate to you guys a copy of my YA novel Othergirl? Let me know and I’ll arrange for a copy to get sent over to you!
commented 2015-05-11 14:13:04 +0100
Do you accept book donations? I have a large selection of hard back and paperback fiction and local history to dispose of.
commented 2015-01-14 03:59:59 +0000

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Best Regards

commented 2015-01-03 15:23:57 +0000
Hi, would need to obtain information if there taught English classes free and I need to learn because my English is very basic and I need to learn to speak good English and work
commented 2014-11-20 17:27:20 +0000
Do you have a contact email for the band that led the ‘open nights’ on a Thursday, hosted by Arnie. Do you know where they play now ?

commented 2014-06-07 10:05:52 +0100
commented 2014-05-02 14:21:28 +0100
Hi there,

I’m interested in joining your 7pm yoga class on Tuesdays and was wondering if I just turn up, or if I need to let you know in advance.

Kind Regards

commented 2014-02-06 08:57:18 +0000
Hi there,

I telephoned and spoke with Adam yesterday. I am interested in the possibility of using your space for teaching Meditation and Mindfulness. I live in Southgate and wish to provide a service for our community which is why I feel that the community library might be an ideal venue and service for the library to provide. Please contact me to let me know of when might be a suitable time to meet with someone to discuss this further.

Kind regards.
commented 2014-02-05 12:58:09 +0000
Yvonne has forwarded your newsletter to me.

Am I reading it correctly that tables are of eight and there will be a maximum of six teams?

commented 2014-01-05 13:31:36 +0000

I have a lot of books I want to donate to you, all in great condition. Do you accept donations?
commented 2013-09-06 07:44:48 +0100
Greetings, and best wishes. This is Jim Bodgener, alias Tembo Jungle Jim (TJJ), who performed solitary plus Edwin at the last music session. Is there going to be a session next Thursday? If so, I will play and sing again, and will bring as many of my musician friends as possible. Our Eclipse band, the name taken from the Eclipse project for the emotionally disturbed in Barnet, is already booked to perform at the Open Mic on September 19th,

Please let me know at your earliest convenience,

Best regards,

Friern Barnet Community Library