Thu15Feb201812 noonCarnegie Library, 188 Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG
JOIN US IN PROTEST: WE NEED OUR LIBRARY SERVICE BACK!
Almost 2 years after Lambeth Council closed Carnegie library and after relentless campaigning by library Friends and Defend the 10 campaigners, the council is finally ready to unlock the doors...but it won't be to welcome the return of our much loved and still needed library. Apart from 2 hours a day when a librarian will visit, GLL customer care staff will replace the professional librarians and trained library staff who used to provide us with our library service. Money that could have been used to restore the library is being diverted into the pet project of the Councillors' friends, the Carnegie Community Trust, while £millions have gone on excavating the basement for a pay-to-use gym that no one wants. In a rush to get their fake library in place before the local elections, Lambeth Council are opening the building while major building works continue and there are huge issues with health and safety. It's a really expensive dogs's dinner and offers no future for the library.
WEAR YOUR T-SHIRTS, BRING MESSAGES AND RIBBONS FOR THE RAILINGS....
Tue03Apr20184:00 pmCarnegie library, Herne Hill Road
2 years since the councillors locked the library doors, the fight for our library is as important as ever! April 3rd marks the date they stole our library from us and the determined fightback by the community in the ten day occupation. It will also be exactly one month before the May council elections.
The council spin continues as they congratulate themselves for re-opening the library and securing its future. Defend the 10, Lambeth UNISON and the Friends of Carnegie Library have persevered in exposing the truth about the financial disaster of the gym deal and the giving away of a public library building to an unaccountable council-promoted Trust. A library at Carnegie is far from returned and far from secure!