CHILDREN AGED 10-15 ACCOUNT FOR 13% OF LIBRARY USE  
THEY CAN NO LONGER GO FREELY ​TO THE LIBRARY


​10,000 people in East Finchley alone borrowed a book last year but only 11,000 people in ALL OF BARNET 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 



WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO?

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

​​

​STOP PRESS

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

​URGENT DEADLINE for Evidence to the Culture Minister - 5pm on Friday 2nd February

Calling all school leaders, governors, teachers, classroom assistants, librarians and others - please support children's library access

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

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

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