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
"THERE'S AN INCREASE IN SATISFACTION IN OUR LIBRARIES"
SO COME ALONG & HELP US MAKE SURE BARNET AND DCMS
Over 187,000 people borrowed a book from a Barnet library last year but only 17,000 people are registered for staff-less libraries
BARNET'S LIBRARY CUTS ARE A
VIOLATION OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS!
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
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!
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