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

Book Launch

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  27th Aug 2013
Thursday 5th September, 7:00pm Exactly a year since the occupation and liberation of Friern Barnet Library, there is to be the launch of a new book on the 5th September 2013 in the library at 7pm. Friern Barnet Library - Occupied and Opened. The book features the community voices and community spirit that went into saving the Friern Barnet Library. Please see the attachment, FBL book launch, for further details. We look forward to seeing you there.

Kensal Rise Library - 'the community unified'

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  6th Aug 2013
Since the public meeting there has been a tremendous response in the community to our plans to present evidence to Brent's planning committee opposing change of use of the Kensal Rise Library building from community use to residential.

Friern Barnet - The Library that refused to close/

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  5th Aug 2013
FRIERN BARNET – THE LIBRARY THAT REFUSED TO CLOSE will be published on 19 October 2013 priced £10.99 of which £2 per copy will be donated to the library. Launches Saturday 19 October, 6pm at Friern Barnet Community Library, Friern Barnet Road, andSaturday 26 October, 6 to 8 pm at artsdepot, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, with songs by the Chaville Singers.

Developments at BCL

Posted by Gloria Charles  |  23rd Jul 2013
Pop-up coffee shop and Co-working launched at Belsize Community Library.

Enterprising Libraries Programme

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  11th Jul 2013
The Enterprising Libraries programme, a partnership between Arts Council England, the British Library and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), is looking to fund a number of projects in which libraries will use their role as community hubs to spark local economic growth and improve social mobility in communities across the country. DEADLINE: July 29th 2013

Let’s sing about the unsung volunteer staff at Bawtry Community Library…

Posted by Annemarie Naylor  |  1st Jul 2013
I gave my first talk in a library yesterday, at Bawtry Community Library, near Doncaster.

GUEST BLOG: Peter Moth introduces Paulton THE HUB!

Posted by Peter Moth  |  10th Apr 2013
Paulton Library is set to become a Community Hub when it moves to Hill Court on Monday 15 April.

If your library will be using self-service … read on.

Posted by mickfortune  |  1st Apr 2013
GUEST BLOG - by Mick Fortune

EVENT: Catalysing Communities - The Library Asset

Posted by Annemarie Naylor  |  1st Apr 2013
Thursday 25th April 2013 - The REC Centre, Towcester Road, Far Cotton, Northampton NN4 8LG

Chalfont St Giles Community Library extends opening hours

Posted by Mike Bedford  |  28th Mar 2013
From 6 March the Library and Information Centre will open on Wednesday mornings as well as Wednesday afternoon. Library Chairman Tony Hoare comments “I’m delighted that we are now able to open on Wednesday mornings. This is the third time that we have extended the hours since the village took over the library six years ago . This is all thanks to our enthusiastic volunteers and reflects our determination that the village should have the best possible library service.”