LAST YEAR: MORE THAN 500,000 CHILDREN'S FICTION
BOOKS WERE BORROWED FROM BARNET LIBRARIES.


​THIS YEAR:
 CCTV & NO STAFF MEAN MOST CHILDREN
WON'T BE ABLE TO VISIT ANYMORE 


SEND US YOUR PHOTOS & EXPERIENCES OF THE SHRUNKEN & STAFFLESS LIBRARIES HERE

Click here to see evidence of Barnet's extreme false economy here.

​​​​STOP PRESS - 7 MARCH 2019
BARNET COUNCIL SAYS IT'S HOLDING A REVIEW OF LIBRARY PROVISION -

(FOLLOWING PRESSURE FROM SBL AND OTHERS)

ABOUT TIME TOO!


LIBRARY CUTS HURT!

JOIN US AT 6:15PM AT HENDON TOWN HALL

FOR PROTEST AND 7PM CLL MEETING

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2018 - 50% DROP IN PARTICIPATION

"PARTNERSHIP LIBRARIES" - UP TO 85% DROP IN VISITORS

CORE LIBRARIES  UP TO 66% DROP IN VISITORS

BARNET'S YOUTH ASSEMBLY CALLS FOR

MORE STUDY SPACE AND COMMUNAL AREAS

AND AN END TO RESTRICTIONS

ON YOUNG PEOPLE'S ACCESS


BUT BARNET COUNCIL'S DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN SERVICES

SAID

"THERE'S AN INCREASE IN SATISFACTION IN OUR LIBRARIES"

SO COME ALONG & HELP US MAKE SURE BARNET AND DCMS

FACE FACTS





EW


Over 187,000 people borrowed a book from a Barnet library last year but only 17,000 people are registered for staff-less libraries

Get INVOLVED

TELL US HOW LOSING 70% OF HOURS & 50% OF SPACE AFFECTS YOU?





BARNET'S LIBRARY CUTS ARE A
VIOLATION OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS!

WE ARE DEMANDING NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERVENTION. PLEASE TELL US HOW YOU'RE
BEING AFFECTED - CLICK HERE
 TO HAVE YOUR SAY!

UK GDP will be £32bn higher by 2024 if all children are 
​reading well by age 11. 
A child who visits a library is
twice as likely to be a fluent reader

Four million kids ​in the UK do not have a single book 
​at home.

BARNET'S CUTS COST MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS SERVICE

Barnet is spending £14m to 'save' £2.2m 



If you haven't already, please sign our letter - thanks!

DO NOT ACCEPT BARNET'S 'ALTERNATIVE FACTS' ABOUT THE LIBRARY SERVICE.


​Barnet admits there will be no cost savings from these cuts.

Further school cuts proposed by Tory leadership compounding impact on children's literacy.  Click to see Barnet's own actions on the continued 'dumbing of Barnet' 

SAVE
BARNET
LIBRARIES

​​

Barnet knows their cuts will reduce library usage by 75%

UPDATE! November 2017


Unbelievably Barnet Council is spending £1m a year on security guards - to "replace" library staff. READ MORE HERE