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!
Wed23May20186:30 pmLambeth Town Hall
Join Defend the 10 to give out our own 'new councillor welcome pack' as the newly elected council meet for the first time. With libraries clearly a big issue during the election and with campaigners continuing to press for fully staffed public libraries, surely it's time for a re-think....
wear your tee-shirts....
Sat21Jul2018Mon23Jul2018from 11 am both days, 3pm focus SundayTrade Union tent in Brockwell Park
Sat08Sep20182pm - 4pmSt Matthews Estate Tenants Hall, 10 St Matthews Road, Brixton SW2 1NH
Lambeth has 10 libraries - sort of. Three years ago the council
rushed through its secret plan to downgrade four and turn three into
gyms with few books and no staff. Public opposition was instant,
total, repeated - and completely ignored.
What has happened since then?
What is the current state of Lambeth's libraries?
Could the future be even worse?
Drop in to find out!
Hear from library users, campaigners & staff.
And discuss what Lambeth residents can do next...
ALL WELCOME at this public meeting hosted by Friends of Carnegie Library
Wed10Oct20186:30 pmLambeth Town Hall
Lambeth Council's next meeting on Wednesday falls right in the middle of National Libraries Week. An excellent moment in time to re-make the case for professionally staffed libraries that can offer their essential services to our community. So far with library staff removed, we have lost a library service in Carnegie, Waterloo and Minet libraries and future funding for South Lambeth and Durning libraries is uncertain. We have to ensure that councillors know that libraries matter!!
JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY from 6.30
Sat03Nov201811am - 4pmmeet up outisde Brixton Library to travel together to the British Museum