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
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
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO?
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
Click here to see evidence of Barnet's extreme false economy here.