Friends of St Just Library

Important information: St Just Library will be closed until further notice, starting from 24th March 2020, in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

News and Events

June 2020 Update

We sincerely hope you're all well, and have managed to find some books to read during these last months, to raise your spirits during these challenging times.

Two bits of good news for you.

Firstly regarding the re-opening of libraries, from Cornwall Libraries:

"UPDATE - We are currently in discussions with local partners to look at ways of safely re-opening library and information service sites. With any model we need to follow the latest government advice and ensure the safety of staff and customers. We will keep residents updated on our social media and the Cornwall Library website."

Of course, once we know any firm date for re-opening we'll post it here, on the Friends' website, and also send a message out to all subscribed Friends.

Secondly, a special, digital Summer Reading Challenge starts on June the 5th - time to join the Silly Squad! Head over to and make sure you sign up to participate and start setting your goals for the summer.

Previous News Updates

We've been posting updates since we started the website in November 2016. You can read our previous news updates here.

2020 Programme of Events

Thursday 23rd January, 7pm:
Local TV producer and author Maggie Fogarty will talk about her life and work in television and as a fiction writer.
Thursday 20th February, 2pm:
Author Helen Evans reads from her book "The Oakers' tale". Children aged 4-7 are invited to listen to the tale about the Treebies, and take part in a follow-up workshop.
Thursday 12th March, 7pm:
Carolyn Kennet, a local researcher in the history of astronomy, will talk about astronomy and heritage in Cornwall.
Thursday 30th April, 7pm:
Author Ruth Shedwick will talk about her novel "Trembleath", a paranormal whodunit set in Cornwall.
Thursday 11th June, 7pm:
Local historian, Jean Nankervis will talk about Zennor Women through the centuries.