Category Archives: Children


Book club for children - ages 7 to 11 (hosted by the librarians)

Last Monday of every month, 4 pm to 5 pm - just drop in! meet new friends!

This month Carnegie Library will be re-starting Chatterbooks, a book club for 7-11 year-olds.  It will take place on the last Monday of each month at 4-5pm.  There is no set text or need to book; children can drop in, meet new friends and talk about what they're currently reading, have read or want to read.  

Batwalk – Saturday 8th September, Ruskin Park

Join Dr Iain Boulton and his bat detectors for a guided nighttime bat walk around Ruskin Park on Saturday 8th September:

7pm Meet at the steps of Carnegie Library for a fun pre-walk event, with food, activities and prizes for fancy dress

7.30pm Assemble at Ruskin Park (Ferndene Road entrance) to begin the walk


The bat walk is free and open to everybody. Jointly organised by the Friends of Carnegie Library and the Friends of Ruskin Park.

Donations welcome

Carnegie Occupation!

On 31st March, the library was scheduled to be closed until 2017. Instead, over 60 occupiers - of all ages - took over the building, and have been there for the last three days. News updates can be found on twitter, hashtag #carnegieoccupation. There has been coverage by the BBC and Financial Times, and support from many other groups. Regular rallies outside the library are being organised in support - note that currently Lambeth is not allowing anyone to enter the building - not even to let children rejoin their parents.
Defend the 10 also has updates on the situation.

There will be a march starting from the Carnegie at 11.30am on Saturday 9th.