Consultation suggests 3 options:
1. Staffed opening cut to
Tuesday & Friday,
Open+ staffless opening
2. Outsource to a social enterprise:
no info on what cuts they
will make to achieve savings
3. Staffed opening cut to
Tuesday & Friday,
We don't accept these options - find out why, and how to get your voice heard when filling out the 2nd consultation.
Croydon Council will be hosting drop-in sessions so that you can make your feelings known in person
Saturday 3rd July • 10am-4pm
South Norwood Market, Station Road
Wednesday 7th July • 1.30-3.30pm
South Norwood Library, Lawrence Road
Join our read-in protest THIS Saturday, 11.30am-12.30pm outside the new library building on Station Road.
• Read or protest
• Bring along your sign
We'll be running our read-in protests until the end of the second consultation on July 26th to highlight the importance of our library to our community.
Alex Wheatle MBE, novelist
"It's outrageous that they’re thinking about closing South Norwood library. In these difficult times of growing unemployment and the stalling of our children’s education, it is even more essential that our libraries remain open. Libraries offer safe spaces where the community can read, revise, research and educate themselves. It is an act of cultural vandalism to close them."
Malorie Blackman OBE, former Children's Laureate
"I would never have become an author if it hadn't been for my local library as
WE DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME – CROYDON COUNCIL ARE UNDER HUGE PRESSURE TO BALANCE THE BOOKS.
South Norwood Library needs as many friends as possible to make sure it is open properly. Join us by email, let us know your skills and ideas, and together we will make a difference. Spread the word about what Friends of South Norwood Library is doing, and help us gain the support we need.