Life after council cuts: Inside England’s community run libraries

With councils struggling to keep libraries open, communities across the country are stepping in to save and manage them. In our latest episode, we visit some of these community-managed libraries, like Corbett Community Library in London, to understand the impact a community can make when they take them over and tips on how you can do the same

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Follow the links for useful case studies on community managed libraries (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/what-is-community-business/stories/kensal-rise-library/), (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/research/case-studies-collaborative-community-businesses/) and information regarding the Community Managed Libraries Network (https://communitylibrariesnetwork.wordpress.com/)

For funding opportunities head to (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/) to see the full list of programmes we have on offer including (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-business-fund/) opening soon.

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Useful Links

https://twitter.com/@thecbfix

http://thecorbettsociety.org.uk/library/

https://www.facebook.com/CorbettCommunityLibrary/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Corbett,_1st_Baron_Rowallan

https://communitylibrariesnetwork.wordpress.com

https://www.uppernorwoodlibraryhub.org

http://friendsofkensalriselibrary.org

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