News

See below for the latest news on community managed libraries and blogs from the network.

New research on the effectiveness and sustainability of community managed libraries released

Posted by Bec Speidel  |  29th Sep 2017
A new piece of research on community libraries, commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Libraries Taskforce and conducted by SERIO has just been released.

Legal and Governance workshop for Community-led Libraries

Posted by Bec Speidel  |  25th Sep 2017
This half day workshop hosted by Anthony Collins Solicitors focuses on legal and governance issues pertaining to community managed libraries, and looks at trustees.

Update on the Community Libraries Network

Posted by Bec Speidel  |  20th Sep 2017
Members of the existing Community Libraries Network met in July and agreed to re-invigorate the network by taking forward a range of priority actions that will benefit community managed libraries in England.

Join us at the first meeting of the Community-managed Libraries Peer Network

Posted by Bec Speidel  |  29th Jun 2017
Following on from the recent peer network survey, the Upper Norwood Library Hub, Locality, the Libraries Taskforce and the Society of Chief Librarians are pleased to announce the first national Community-managed Libraries Peer Network meeting.

Libraries Taskforce blog

Posted by Bec Speidel  |  20th Jun 2017
The Libraries Taskforce blog helps you stay in touch with national developments and local opportunities.

Results from the Libraries Peer Network Survey released

Posted by Bec Speidel  |  11th May 2017
A new piece of research, conducted during March-April 2017 amongst members of the Community Library Peer Network.

Community-managed Libraries Peer Network Survey

Posted by Bec Speidel  |  15th Mar 2017
As a member of the existing Locality-managed Peer Network for community libraries, we would like your help in completing a short survey about its future.

A New Community Library Peer Network

Posted by Bec Speidel  |  1st Dec 2016
Over the next 18 months, a new initiative, funded by Power to Change, will see the creation of the Community Library Peer Network. The project aims to expand the existing Community Knowledge Hub to include a further 200 libraries with shared interests and goals.

Learning from experience: Testing approaches to income generation for public libraries

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  17th Jun 2015
Locality is pleased to have been supported with funding from Arts Council England to follow up on our earlier work to trial approaches to income generation to support public libraries.

Supporting your community with digital skills

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  13th Jan 2015
Do you provide internet access in your library? Do you provide any kind of informal learning, including how to use computers and the internet? If so, the UK online centres network is waiting for you!