LAMBETHWATCH: “ANYONE IN DOUBT OF THE VALUE OF LIBRARIES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD…….”

BOLD Defend The Ten Retweeted Jo Franklin‏ @JoFranklin2 Jan 14: Anyone in doubt of the value of libraries, pls read this thread. You cannot put a price on this woman’s experience. Maintaining a community has little to do with making money. It is to do with creating opportunities for all to interact and be part of … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “ANYONE IN DOUBT OF THE VALUE OF LIBRARIES, PLEASE READ THIS THREAD…….”

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LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO AND LAMBETH’S LIBRARIES START ‘RE-OPENING’.

Defend The Ten Retweeted Elia‏ @Bujurra Jan 6 Elia Retweeted MyattsFieldsPark I wonder why all of a sudden...#lambeth libraries are mysteriously re-opening??? @LambethLabour supposedly couldn’t keep them open despite @defendtheten @FrndsofCarnegie protests. Might it be because there is an election soon??? ....AND TALKING OF VOTING: (NOTE: News From Crystal Palace understands the 'opening' was just … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – 16 WEEKS TO GO AND LAMBETH’S LIBRARIES START ‘RE-OPENING’.

FROM THE LAMBETH LIBRARY TWITTERSPHERE……(AS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR SAYS HE SUPPORTS CORBYN….)*

Defend The Ten Retweeted   sarabredemear‏ @sarabredemear Replying to @cllr_andywilson @jwsal @LambethLabour You have said you will open @CarnegieLib shortly before the local elections. That is all. Your colleagues have walked away from you. Your corporate friends will pay no rent for at least 4 years while profiting from a gym you have paid over £1million … Continue reading FROM THE LAMBETH LIBRARY TWITTERSPHERE……(AS LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLOR SAYS HE SUPPORTS CORBYN….)*

TWO LIBRARIES IN LAMBETH BEING FUNDED ON A ‘MONTH BY MONTH’ BASIS – from OUTSIDE the council’s libraries budget, say campaigners

Two of Lambeth's libraries are being funded from OUTSIDE the council's libraries budget - on a month-by-month basis, say Friends of Carnegie Library. The astonishing claim is that both the Durning library at 167 Kennington Lane, SE11 and Tate South Lambeth library at 180 South Lambeth Rd, Vauxhall, SW8 - two of four libraries which Lambeth wanted to … Continue reading TWO LIBRARIES IN LAMBETH BEING FUNDED ON A ‘MONTH BY MONTH’ BASIS – from OUTSIDE the council’s libraries budget, say campaigners

EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library…..)

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Dec 24 EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library.....) On Christmas Eve and with 18 weeks left till the local elections we meet Louise & Steve Martin. Louise (a trained librarian who worked in bibliographic services @CarnegieLib) says "the library has been the centre of our lives … Continue reading EIGHTEEN WEEKS TO GO….(Or: It was Christmas Evening, outside the library…..)

LAMBETHWATCH: ELECTION COUNTDOWN

19 weeks until the local government elections and we have Isaiah (15) & Elijah (12). They particularly miss Carnegie Library during school holidays. Isaiah says "it was the only place we were allowed to go on our own. It was safe and fun, we miss our trips out together" Elijah agrees: "we used to play … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: ELECTION COUNTDOWN

MEANWHILE AT THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL: “HOW MANY YEARS HAVE JIM DICKSON’S ‘CUSTOMER CARE STAFF’ STUDIED LIBRARIANSHIP? – THERE’S MORE TO IT THAN JUST WIELDING A DATE STAMP” (not by Lambeth council)

From the Twittersphere: Defend The Ten Retweeted Michael J Keane  ♻‏ @KeaneMJ Dec 15 Retweeted Jim Dickson: Partial opening of @carnegielib just in time for the May 2018 elections. Wonder if that has anything to do with the timing. Wonder what new year resolutions @defendtheten @peoplesaudit etc. will be making? Defend The Ten Retweeted SaveLambethLibraries‏ … Continue reading MEANWHILE AT THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL: “HOW MANY YEARS HAVE JIM DICKSON’S ‘CUSTOMER CARE STAFF’ STUDIED LIBRARIANSHIP? – THERE’S MORE TO IT THAN JUST WIELDING A DATE STAMP” (not by Lambeth council)

LAMBETHWATCH – TREES FELLED AT CARNEGIE

Trees in the back garden of the Carnegie library, Herne Hill were felled this morning. One library campaigner told News From Crystal Palace: "Just been over. "Devastating. "The trees are all gone. "I walked right in and took a small section of a trunk. "I spoke to the Forcia guy who I think knows what an … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – TREES FELLED AT CARNEGIE

CARNEGIE LIBRARY SENSATION: EX-LABOUR COUNCILLORS QUIT GROUP “Lambeth’s deal with Greenwich Leisure still not fully clear to us” say Trust

Two of the five self-elected members of the Carnegie Community trust – which is set to take over the running of the Carnegie library Herne Hill – have sensationally quit. In a statement released yesterday (29th) the Trust say: “In view of the actions and behaviour of the council, its failure to deal with the … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY SENSATION: EX-LABOUR COUNCILLORS QUIT GROUP “Lambeth’s deal with Greenwich Leisure still not fully clear to us” say Trust

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