Our December bulletin has been published, with updates on Lambeth Council's plans for the library, and our alternatives: December Bulletin
A new site has been launched for the Lambeth Libraries campaign:
Defend the 10
The report uses the following key definitions :-
"Healthy Living Centre" is a gym which has a lounge. 
"Neighbourhood Library" is a self-service facility in the gym's lounge offering "a small selection of books," , Wi-Fi access and computers. 
In other words a "neighbourhood library" would not be a library.
 Page 45 paragraph 7.9
 Page 154
 Page 30 paragraphs 5.21 and 5.22
We have started a petition to ask Lambeth to maintain a full library service at the Carnegie, please sign this at:
petition. This is also available in printed form in the library.
Some recent articles about the Culture2020 proposals are:
£7,000,000 capital investment from Lambeth for Brixton Rec, run by Greenwich Leisure Limited, trading as Better, the very organisation lined up to take over the Carnegie. What's going on, I thought we were cutting budgets?
Thank you to the 80 members who attended the Friends’ AGM on 18 March. Sorry the Gallery was so crowded; the number was even more than we had hoped for. With only a couple of dissenting voices, the meeting was overwhelmingly in agreement that we must keep our public library professionally staffed and continue all the activities which make it the successful hub of our community.
The following were elected to serve for the coming year:
Chair: Jeffrey Doorn
Vice Chair: Stephen Carlill
Secretary: Nicholas Edwards
Treasurer: Bob Goodrick
Committee members: Elizabeth Ochagavia, Jackie Plumridge,
Helen O’Rourke, Gulnar Hasnain,
Laura Swaffield, Olga Stelmakh,
Gordon Harkess, Dalvir Kaur.
I am grateful to Bob, Nick, Liz and Jackie for continuing to serve. It is a pleasure to have Stephen and Helen back; and we warmly welcome Gulnar, Laura, Olga, Gordon and Dalvir. Their wide interests, knowledge and skills will be invaluable.
As agreed by the meeting, we will press ahead with the arrangements for a consultative body for all library users, working in cooperation with our library staff.
The committee has met informally to sketch out the way forward, the first priority being our submission to Lambeth’s Culture 2020 consultation.
The Project Group thanks all volunteers for helping to deliver around 10,000 newsletters in Herne Hill ward and parts of Village and South Camberwell wards. This has been a great effort by local people, with the exercise being completed in under three weeks! Particular thanks go to the Friends for their contribution as many came forward to help. The newsletter has been well received in the area with positive responses and offers of help coming in on the ‘getinvolved’ email address. We are in the process of contacting these people to explore how best to take up their offers of help. A Big Thank You everyone !
We always need volunteers to help with our activities. Please fill in the form below if you can offer to help in any way: