Home Jeremy Clynes
Garden Suburb Community Library, [email protected]
Organisation Type: Existing community managed library
Website: Garden Suburb Community Library
About Me: A victory for reading – Garden Suburb Library saved from closure The HGS Residents Association and many members of the local community in 2011 campaigned to prevent the closure by the London Borough of Barnet of the little Hampstead Garden Suburb Library in the Market Place. The campaign was successful, and within just a few days of the borough librarians being redeployed to other libraries in April 2012, Garden Suburb Community Library opened its doors to readers again, this time in the hands of about 70 volunteers who have been trained to run it. The first year has been a huge success. We have already doubled the attendance at the toddlers’ read and rhyme and introduced an extra session, have recruited volunteers for older children’s activities, and have launched an adult book club. More volunteers are always welcome - contact us using the email address shown here.