Update from Friends of Minet Library: July

21 Jul 2016 7:50 AM | Friends of Minet Library (Administrator)


Gardening session: 23 July

Friends of Minet Library will be gardening at the library and archive this Saturday 23rd July 2pm to 4pm on Saturday; these sessions are an opportunity to help support the archive and library in a practical way but also to catch up with campaigners and find out the latest in the campaign.


Archive Consultation

Please show your support for Minet library by completing this survey about the future of the Lambeth archive.  Friends of Minet library believe the archive plays a critical role in protecting Minet library.

We believe:

  • the archive is the only remaining indoor facility freely available to all in their neighbourhood and it is vitally important that it stays.
  • we believe we can raise the money to redevelop the archive and library on site, helping to create a resource centre for the area with new meeting, exhibition and study spaces, plus investment in interpretation to help everyone connect with our local past.
  • the archives are in the right place - in the Victorian setting where they were created.
  • there is space to improve parking and funding available to improve bus services to the area - which would also benefit local people.

Please give them your support  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7MHNTT6


Public Meeting: Defend the 10

This Thursday 21st, Brixton library from 8pm


Heritage Lottery Fund bid

Minet Hub has been given the go ahead to make a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £10,000 to support the formal development of Friends of Minet Library group, including a remit to consult local people about what they would like to see in a 21st century library/archive. 





People's audit opens up the Town Hall books

Lambeth Council ‘invested’ just £57,000 in libraries last year, compared to a massive £13,065,000 spend on corporate office accommodation. This is just one of the financial findings uncovered by the People’s Audit of Lambeth – a group of concerned citizens who have been investigating the financial spend of Lambeth Council over the past twelve months


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