When Grove Library was first threatened with closure in 1997 Friends of Grove Library (FROGs) was founded by members of the local community with a mission to raise funds and help to save the library.
In 2012, the FROGS Committee was further strengthened when Oxfordshire County Council proposed further cuts to staffing levels and suggested the introduction of volunteers to help run the library.
Since then FROGs has focused on raising funds for the Library, which has included the provision of:
- Children’s computer, together with educational programmes
- Lego for the Lego Clubs
- Prizes for competitions run by the Library
- Poetry Competition for local primary schools with prizes provided by a legacy from the late Chairman, Brian Edwards
- Organising volunteer rotas
FROGs continues on its mission to promote Grove Library and ensure its continuation by helping to raise funds to buy books and computer equipment.
Grove Library provides an essential service to the local community, providing free access to a wide range of books and resources, a quiet place for school children to study, and offering non-reading activities such as lego clubs, toddler sing-a-longs and more to the local community. As such, FROGs feels passionately that the physical library should continue to remain open long into the future.