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.

Becoming a Friend

If you would like to become a Friend of Bedale Community Library, please ask in the library or email Jenny Barrie (Treasurer FoBCL) at

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.


  • Andy Hallett (Chair)
  • Jenny Barrie (Treasurer/Membership Secretary)
  • Sarah Maude (Secretary)
  • Mike Evitt


Officers of FoBCL can be contacted on  Alternatively please call in the library for further information.


The Trustees hold an annual tea party to thank their Friends.

The Friends launched an online event on 23rd March 2021 (and available afterwards) with a prize draw. The event included Brian Cook talking to local author Tracey Iceton and a reading by Alan Bennett.