Friends of Highgate Library, Shepherds Hill, was born in May 2017 from the campaign to keep our Library open. With the hard work and support of library users and the local community, in September 2017 we succeeded in defeating Haringey Council’s idiotic plan to move the library into Jackson’s Lane Arts Centre and then sell off the library building and land.
Since then we have developed a plan to install a lift into the library so that there is disabled access to the first floor community rooms. Highgate Neighbourhood Forum (HNF), which receives funding from Haringey Council, has agreed that the lift for the library is a priority project so now we need to pursue this with the Council.
To celebrate our lovely library and all that we have achieved to date, we are having our SUMMER FAIR ON SATURDAY 7 JULY 2018, from 2pm to 4pm. We have a children’s poet doing readings, a raffle with prizes and drinks and cakes on sale.
Councillor Zena Brabazon, the new Cabinet member with responsibility for Libraries will be there to open the Fair. Please come along. Details in flyers in the library and elsewhere.
PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT THE SUMMER FAIR ON 7 JULY 2018.
Our Summer Fair is now on the Highgate Festival website! www.highgatefestival.org
We are delighted to announce that at our Summer Fair there will be a poetry workshop and event for children, with writer Joshua Seigel. He is a children’s author who makes poetry fun.
He is the author of the Bloomsbury Book “I don’t like Poetry”. Here’s his website
and some reviews
Highgate Library is a beautiful community space, a free space, our space and we shall continue to work hard to support it for many years to come.