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Got a cat? Treat him to a cat nip mouse and help the PDSA

Posted on: July 4th, 2016 by admin


Cat not included but he says buy one or the mouse gets it!

Made by the St Anne’s Library Knit Together Group

£1 all for PDSA

On sale in the Library

St Annes Library to be saved?

Posted on: May 6th, 2016 by admin

According to the list of libraries to be closed – published late this afternoon (6/5/16) – St Annes Library isn’t on the list! Great news if true but not so good for Ansdell and Lytham libraries. More news as we get it.

A list of proposed closures is available here.

LCC to reveal which libraries will close on 6 May

Posted on: May 5th, 2016 by admin

Today’s (5/5/16) LSA Express includes an item that says LCC’s plans for the retention of certain public buildings (including libraries) and the closure of others will be released online tomorrow (Friday) 6/5/16). The period of consultation on these proposals will take place thereafter.

We will update as and when more news becomes available.


Sign the ePetition to Save St Annes Library

Posted on: March 7th, 2016 by admin

Councillor Peter Buckley has created a ‘Save St Annes Library’ ePetition on the Lancashire County Council website which can be accessed here. You will need to register, if you haven’t already – registration is quick and easy – it just requires an email address, password and your postal address.

Please sign the petition, spread the message and encourage friends and colleagues to register and sign the petition also.  Thank you.

Save our Library – Big Book Walk

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016 by admin

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The Lancashire Libraries Big Book Walk is taking place on Saturday 12 March.  We will meet at 9.30am  outside St Annes Library and walk to Ansdell Library, where we will meet up with others (at approximately 11.00 am) and then walk on to Lytham Library.  The idea is to read stories and poems along the way, as well as share local history.

As you are probably aware Lancashire County Council is to close 40 of our 70 public libraries. Only one of the three libraries in Lytham St Annes will survive. The Big Book Walk is taking place across Lancashire as a way of raising awareness of our libraries and their importance in the communities they serve.

Please do come along and walk part, if not all, of the way to Ansdell Library and please ask your family, friends, colleagues, etc to join us. Please bring your own refreshments.

A new purchase for the library

Posted on: February 28th, 2016 by admin

We were delighted to purchase a new camera and memory card for use by the staff of  St Annes Library. The camera will be used to photograph various library events and will be used for publicity purposes as well as providing a photographic record of past activities.

FOSAL was able to make the purchase from funds raised from our events. Thank you to all who came along and supported us. WEehave a number of varied events planned for 2016, information is available here. Further details will be made available shortly.

Lancashire libraries consultation 2016 – Have Your Say

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 by admin

The cuts are forcing Lancashire County Council to cut back on services. The Council may have to shut 40 of Lancashire’s 70 public libraries. The feeling is that only one of the three libraries in Lytham St Annes will be funded in the future.

LCC is undergoing a consultation process whereby residents can have their say on library services. A short questionnaire is available here. Please do take the time to fill it in – your library’s future depends on it.

Thank you.

We’ve won a RHS Gardening Award!

Posted on: November 8th, 2015 by admin


FoSAL Committee members Pam Foster, Meg Greenfield, Annette Ford and Anne Fielding receiving the RHS Award at Clifton Memorial Housing, 4 November 2015


The Friends of St Annes Library have won an In Your Neighbourhood award for the Library Garden. The award is part of the RHS North West In Bloom awards.

Our thanks go to the ‘Garden Gang’, a group of dedicated volunteers who turn out in all weathers to ensure the garden is maintained, and also to St Annes in Bloom for their help and advice.

Can you spare a couple of hours a month to help look after the garden? If so please ring Anne on 01253 711123 or  email


Majestic murder solved!

Posted on: August 3rd, 2015 by admin

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The Friends of St Annes Library and other guests proved to be a canny group of sleuths on Saturday (1 August), when they put their detective skills to good use in solving the mystery of who murdered the guest at the Majestic Hotel.

The Windmill Players acted out a mystery play where everyone had a motive for murdering the unpopular guest. After the play had finished, the audience was invited to question each of the ‘suspects’ Once the questioning had finished, members of the audience enjoyed a glass of wine while they identified the murderer and gave their reasons why.

Congratulations to ‘Team Bostock’ who not only identified the killer but also provided the correct clues that led them to the right decision. They won a pair of tickets of see an upcoming performance by the Windmill Players and a box of chocolates.

It was lovely to see so many new faces at this event and FoSAL would like to thank everyone who attended. We hope to see you at some of out future events.

And an especially big thanks to the Windmill Players for making this evening such a success!








Wild flowers in memory of a friend

Posted on: July 5th, 2015 by admin



We have scattered some wild flower seeds in the Library Garden in memory of Margaret Richmond.  The seeds were given to the library staff by a friend of Margaret’s. We hope the eventual display will provide a happy reminder of a special friend.