Wash Common Library

A community library funded and run by The Friends of Wash Common Library. Registered Charity Number 1179703. If you would like to donate go to The Good Exchange we are Project Number 19309.


Wash Common Library Is Open

Our opening hours are:

Tuesday 2pm to 4pm
Friday 9am to 11am
Saturday 10am to 12pm

(Subject to volunteers available to staff the library)



Supported by Greenham Trust Ltd and Englefield Charitable Trust


It has been great to see our members visiting the library and enjoying the fabulous range of books that we have. Donations of current, up to date books are arriving all the time, which means there is always something new to read.

You can access our online book catalogue, click here.


Our Activities

Tots time is every Tuesday at 11.30, where stories are told and songs are sung, for preschool children and their carers.

The Poetry Reading Group is the second Monday of the month at 3pm, themes we have looked at this year are music, love and birds.

Book Group is the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, our last book was Miss Pettigrew lives for a day by Winifred Watson and our current book is The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. If you’d like to join us, please get in touch.

Our Quiz Night at the Bowlers Arms to raise funds for the library was a great success, we raised £360 this has been matched by Greenham Trust on the Good Exchange, so thanks to all that came and supported us. Our thanks to David Marsh for proving once again to be a superb quiz master and to the team at the Bowlers for looking after us so well. We will be holding another quiz night later in the year.

Please note that Rhyme Time is off until further notice.


Spanish Group is the 1st Saturday of the month at 2pm, at our last meeting we were told about the annual festival of “Las Fallas”.

If you are curious then click here to view a powerpoint presentation.


At Wash Common Library, we not only offers books and volunteering opportunities, but aim to provide community groups to bring people together. Start the Week coffee morning and Book Club, will begin again due course and we also intend to offer other groups to include : What you are reading discussion group, Knit and Natter, Coding club and more. If you would like to help with the running of any of these activities please get in touch as we are always in need of more volunteers.

If you have any suggestions for activities or groups that could use the library to meet up, then please get in touch by clicking on the contact us tab.


If you would like to get involved at the library, by becoming a volunteer library assistant or getting involved in running one of our community clubs, please do get in touch.

One final note, please return any overdue books to the library - we do not charge fines for late returns, but as a charity we have restricted resources for buying new books so we do rely on borrowers to return their books so that others can enjoy them.


We look forward to seeing you soon,

Julia Calvert, on behalf of The Friends of Wash Common Library.