News

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

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.”

Enterprising Community Libraries - The Story So Far...

Posted by Annemarie Naylor  |  7th Mar 2013
Earlier this week, Locality convened an event for councils and community libraries to reflect on the future of community involvement of the management of library assets and delivery of library services.

Protect and Survive?

Posted by David Alcock  |  18th Feb 2013
Using the tools available to save library facilities

Enterprising community libraries – 5th March - Update

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  1st Feb 2013
We are pleased to reveal what is looking like a fantastic programme for our forthcoming event to explore the future of community libraries.

Community Libraries - Research

Posted by Annemarie Naylor  |  1st Feb 2013
Last week, Arts Council England and the Local Government Association (LGA) published new research into the different ways in which communities are involved in library service delivery and management: Community libraries - Learning from experience: guiding principles for local authorities.