Friends of Irby Library

Irby to the Dee
Story of the Mural

See the News page to find out about the fascinating Mural in Irby's Methodist Church Hall.


Volunteers Needed

The volunteers who already run the library on Tuesday afternoons are extending the hours to include Tuesday morning as well.

So the library is now open on Tuesdays:
9.30am to 12.30pm
2.00pm to 5.00pm

Volunteers are still needed - full training is provided so don't have any qualms.
If you can help please contact
Jen Reid (648 6231).



More information on the News page.

Welcome to FOIL

Open SignFriends of Irby Library (FOIL) formed in 2009 when the future of the library was threatened as Wirral Borogh Council sought to reduce expenditure. With the much needed and very welcome patronage of The Right Honourable The Lord Hunt of Wirral PC MBE the friends helped ensure that closure never came about. But libraries all over the Wirral, including Irby, are still under threat. Libraries are an essential introduction to books and reading for children, they are still a source of information for all ages and a valuable resource for the ever increasing elderly population.

FOIL raises funds to help keep the library attractive and viable. Furniture, blinds, shelving or display units, FOIL has helped with all and more besides. Through its book sponsorship scheme it has even helped with that most vital ingredient; books!

Coffee Morning First Thursday of month (so 1st March, 5th April, etc)

Drop in for an informal coffee and a natter with friends. (and borrow a book? That would be good.)


Is your Library worth £2?
£2 Coin

Staffing reduced, hours cut

Will you help? Joining FOIL costs a mere £2pa.
REMINDER: Existing members please don't forget your renewal subscription will be due at the beginning of January.
NEW MEMBERS: you will be very welcome and sure to make new friends.
Read more on our membership page.
Book Sponsorship
Parrot painting

Get your name in a book

By making a donation of £10.00 or more, a book, or books, will be purchased on your behalf and a Certificate of Sponsorship featuring your name will be affixed inside the book.
It's no Mystery
Volunteers poster

Open Tuesday Afternoons
(& Mornings!!)

An enthusiastic team of volunteers open the library every Tuesday afternoon between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Come and enjoy your library; come and help keep your library open. Now 9.30 to 12.30 as well.