Workshop opportunity!

We’re excited to confirm our first workshop opportunity for the community managed libraries network. It will be a half day workshop on legal and governance issues pertaining to community managed libraries and it will be hosted and delivered by David Alcock at Anthony Collins Solicitors in Birmingham. David and the team have worked with the social sector for many years and advised community managed libraries on a wealth of legal and governance issues so this will be a very valuable workshop.

More details on the workshop and how you can sign up will follow shortly but please put Friday 10th November in your diaries and make sure you sign up to our blog to ensure that you’re the first to hear of this and other training opportunities.


Are you ready for Libraries Week?

Libraries Week is an annual week-long showcase of the best that UK libraries have to offer. It runs from Monday 9 to Saturday 14 October 2017 and it’s a chance for people to discover the range of things they can do at their local library. This is a week for ALL libraries including all our great community managed libraries. This year’s theme is Discovery.

So how can you find out more?

You can find out more register your library on the Libraries Week website and don’t forget to follow them on social media for ideas and inspiration:






Community managed libraries in the news – JULY 2017

Here are the July news articles, blogs and mentions that we’ve found for community libraries (plus a little general libraries news too).

National/general news