LASTY 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.

CHILDREN AGED 10-15 ACCOUNT FOR 12% 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

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




9 AUG, 2017  URGENT:

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 



1 Aug 2017: Breaking news: ​​

DCMS writes to Barnet Council confirming complaint is being treated formally.Click here for details

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' 

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 Breaking news: 6 Dec 2016 

Barnet Tories vote tonight to sack professional library staff - three weeks before Christmas - in order to replace with CCTV & unidentified unpaid labour despite vigorous community objections


Barnet knows their cuts will reduce library usage by 75%