LAMBETH LIBRARIAN TINA WINS BOOKSTART AWARD

Tina Fellows (Images: Bookstart) Tina Fellows has won the Bookstart 25th anniversary Rhymetime award. Here are three different viewpoints on what is a thoroughly deserved award: Book Trust: We are very pleased to announce that the winner of the Bookstart 25th Anniversary Rhymetime Award is Tina Fellows, early years literacy officer and storyteller, Lambeth libraries. Tina … Continue reading LAMBETH LIBRARIAN TINA WINS BOOKSTART AWARD

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YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP……….FAKE LIBRARY NEWS FROM LAMBETH LABOUR

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten ask: Were they pushing against themselves?   This amazing piece of tripe has gone through some doors - but not all - in the Herne Hill area. As regular readers will know it's the Friends of Carnegie Library, the Friends of Lambeth Libraries, Defend the Ten, library users, library supporters - … Continue reading YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP……….FAKE LIBRARY NEWS FROM LAMBETH LABOUR

CARNEGIE LIBRARY – WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? WILL THERE BE A GYM IN THE LIBRARY AS WELL?

CARNEGIE LIBRARY - WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? WILL THERE BE A GYM IN THE LIBRARY AS WELL? Lambeth council are set to award a contract for work on turning the basement of the Carnegie library in Herne Hill into a gym - work which will cost around a staggering £1.25 MILLION. But library … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY – WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? WILL THERE BE A GYM IN THE LIBRARY AS WELL?

CARNEGIE – LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS DEMAND ANSWERS

 CARNEGIE - LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS DEMAND ANSWERS Library campaigners are demanding to know why Lambeth council are set to sign a deal on work involving the turning of the basement of the Carnegie at Herne Hill into a gym - even though specific planning conditions do not yet appear to have been put in place. In … Continue reading CARNEGIE – LIBRARY CAMPAIGNERS DEMAND ANSWERS

CLOWNING AROUND AT THE CARNEGIE – First anniversary of library occupation celebrated this Saturday (April 1st)

CLOWNING AROUND AT THE CARNEGIE - First anniversary of library occupation celebrated this Saturday (April 1st) TV star Trudie Goodwin - who played Sgt June Ackland in The Bill and Georgia Sharma in Emmerdale will be at the Carnegie library, Herne Hill as part of an event marking the first anniversary of the library's occupation. … Continue reading CLOWNING AROUND AT THE CARNEGIE – First anniversary of library occupation celebrated this Saturday (April 1st)

CAMPAIGNER BLASTS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR OVER CARNEGIE LIBRARY COMMENTS

CAMPAIGNER BLASTS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR OVER CARNEGIE LIBRARY COMMENTS Libraries campaigner Laura Swaffield has hit back at comments made by Herne Hill Labour Cllr Jim Dickson over the area's Carnegie library. In an article on the national Labour website headed 'Energy and imagination of Herne Hill community can help secure Carnegie's future for the next … Continue reading CAMPAIGNER BLASTS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR OVER CARNEGIE LIBRARY COMMENTS

"Councillors have described local people as Trots, misogynists, racists, non-residents, motivated by party politics, posh dilettantes who care nothing for children or victims of domestic violence, and as a small group of protesters"- Library campaigner's open letter to Lambeth councillors.

"Councillors have described local people as Trots, misogynists, racists, non-residents, motivated by party politics, posh dilettantes who care nothing for children or victims of domestic violence, and as a small group of protesters"- Library campaigner's open letter to Lambeth councillors. Libraries campaigner Laura Swaffield has responded to comments made by Lambeth council leader Lib Peck … Continue reading "Councillors have described local people as Trots, misogynists, racists, non-residents, motivated by party politics, posh dilettantes who care nothing for children or victims of domestic violence, and as a small group of protesters"- Library campaigner's open letter to Lambeth councillors.

LAMBETH UNDER FIRE – TWO: KIDS AT RISK IN LAMBETH LIBRARIES "You lead the only council in the entire UK to be so reckless of its children's safety" – campaigner's open letter to Lib Peck

LAMBETH UNDER FIRE - TWO: KIDS AT RISK IN LAMBETH LIBRARIES "You lead the only council in the entire UK to be so reckless of its children's safety" - campaigner's open letter to Lib Peck Lambeth council leader Cllr Lib Peck has been accused of being reckless with children's safety over its staffing proposals for the … Continue reading LAMBETH UNDER FIRE – TWO: KIDS AT RISK IN LAMBETH LIBRARIES "You lead the only council in the entire UK to be so reckless of its children's safety" – campaigner's open letter to Lib Peck

ANGER OVER CARNEGIE LIBRARY APPLICATION

ANGER OVER CARNEGIE LIBRARY APPLICATION   Friends of Lambeth Libraries have voiced their anger over the way in which the planning application for the Carnegie library at Herne Hill has been dealt with. Plans submitted by Greenwich Leisure include a two-storey extension, felling of trees and use of part of the building as a gym. … Continue reading ANGER OVER CARNEGIE LIBRARY APPLICATION

CARNEGIE LIBRARY TO BECOME “HEALTHY LIVING CENTRE” SAY LAMBETH

CARNEGIE LIBRARY TO BECOME “HEALTHY LIVING CENTRE” SAY LAMBETH Carnegie library in Herne Hill is to “reopen as a healthy living centre” next year, say Lambeth council. The announcement, which comes in papers to be considered at next Monday’s meeting of the council’s cabinet, appears to be in direct contrast to the hugely controversial planning … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY TO BECOME “HEALTHY LIVING CENTRE” SAY LAMBETH