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View of books on shelves in a library.

About us

Short History


We've been operating as a local independent charity since 2012 and we are located right at the heart of the village of Haddenham. We provide a bright and welcoming unique space for connecting and learning, offering services to all sections of the community. We offer the traditional services of a public library together with free access to a wide range of information, use of public computers, recreational activities and e-learning opportunities.  Our library is accessible, welcoming and family friendly. Our manager and a team of volunteers are just waiting to help you!


You don't have to be member of the library to enjoy what we offer and our services are open to everyone.

Children's Library

We refurbished our children's library in 2017 with the help of our donors and friends. It has been very successful and we are continuing to improve the rest of the library.


To provide an accessible, welcoming, family-friendly and vibrant modern library fit for the 21st century.

To achieve this mission, Haddenham Community Library intends to offer traditional library services and to engage with the community in order to provide additional services which provide access to information, promote life-long learning and support wellbeing.

In order to achieve this, the trustees will focus on sustainability (financial and human resources), maintain and develop a network of strategic partners and stakeholders, maximise the benefits of highly motivated and well-trained staff and volunteers.

Photo of the Children's section of the library.
Mission Statement
Meet Trustees


The Management Committee responsible for running the charity is made up of all the Director/Trustees plus a Library Manager . The Management Committee meets once every month. 


The Director/Trustees give their time voluntarily and receive no benefits from the charity outside those generally available to all beneficiaries i.e. the provision of a library service in the community.

The current Director/Trustees are:

  • Susan Toner (Chair)

  • Tim Mozley (Treasurer)

  • Hilary Vickers (Company Secretary)

  • Robyn Cook

  • Tom Hobbs

  • Lorna Watson

  • Paul Buckland

Photo montage of the seven library trustees.

As Trustees, the directors are responsible for producing an annual report for the Charity Commission, the latest copy of which can be viewed on the Charity Commission's website.


View our latest Annual Report here.

Partners & Donors


Our Partners include our staff and volunteers. Haddenham Community Library operates in association with Bucks Library Service. the involvement of the county team provides valuable support and guidance to the library's volunteers.


To get in touch with our manager please send an email to


Haddenham Community Library would not exist without its volunteers. The fact that the library continues to prosper is in large measure due to the strength of its team of volunteers which has now grown to over thirty.

Photo of a volunteer putting books back onto the shelves.

Our Donors


Although Haddenham Community Library is funded in part by a grant from Buckinghamshire Council, as a charity there is an ongoing need to find additional means from other sources not only to cover overheads and maintain reserves and allow for future investment in HCL's services.

The Trustees would like to thank all the organisations without whose generous contributions it would not be possible to maintain a library service in Haddenham. A list of these supporters is displayed on the 'Honours Board' in the library entrance, which is updated annually.

We also partner with other local organisations to provide mutually beneficial services to our local communities.

Our Donor Honours Board

Community Leadership Fund

Co Op

Haddenham Beer Festival Trust

Haddenham Book Sale

Haddenham Bridge Club

Haddenham Christmas Tree Festival

Haddenham Fete

Haddenham Lodge No. 8944

Haddenham Lodge No. 1629

Haddenham Mummers

Haddenham Parish Council

Haddenham Screen

Haddenham Village Society

Haddenham Youth Football Club

Local Area Forum

McCormick UK

No Fear Bridge Group

Paul Wilkinson Photography

Probus Club of Thame

Purple Frog

Rectory Homes

Rotary Club of Haddenham

Systech Illinois

The Book House, Thame

U3A Mah-Jong Group

Waitrose Ltd

and our many anonymous individual donors

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