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03 August 2019

Three years after its controversial move onto the adjacent Southgate College campus, Southgate Circus Library is moving back 'home' to the building on the High Street that it vacated in August 2016.

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14 January 2017

Enfield Council is still seeking volunteers to work in its libraries, most of which are now categorised as "community libraries". The following is taken from the council website. Library lovers sought to be Enfield Heroes Library lovers are being sought to volunteer in Enfield Council's community libraries so that we can continue to offer a first rate service across the borough. Enfield's 13 community libraries are run mainly by volunteers and Enfield Council has launched a recruitment.......

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11 December 2016

Topics on the agenda for the meeting of Southgate Ward Forum on 14th December include complaints about the recently relocated Southgate Library, the status of the proposal to build a new primary school adjacent to Grovelands Park and planting of flower beds around Southgate Station. More information about the specific concerns about these three topics (and others) can be found in the draft minutes of the September ward forum meeting. Southgate Ward Forum Wednesday, 14th December, 2016 7.30.......

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26 October 2016

Winchmore Hill library will be reopening after refurbishment on Tuesday 1st November as a "community partnership library".  There has been no announcement about the identity of the "partner" organisation, but presumably this will be occupying part of the accommodation previously used by the library. Opening hours will be: Monday: ClosedTuesday: 9am to 7pmWednesday: 9am to 6pmThursday: 9am to 6pmFriday: ClosedSaturday: 9am to.......

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21 July 2016

The Royal Voluntary Service is hoping to recruit volunteers for a Home Library Service. If you would like to help us support older and disabled people who can't get out to the library to receive their much loved reading and audio materials, please contact us. We need people to help select books as well as drivers to deliver them. Expenses will be covered and all that is needed are people with about four hours a week or month to spare. For more information on the RVS see.......

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01 July 2016

According to information on the Enfield Council website, opening hours at Palmers Green Library will be extended beginning in September this year. Extended opening hours will be a feature of the "flagship libraries" that are being introduced as part of the council's libraries development concept.  Unless previous plans have been revised - in view of continuing pressure for expenditure cuts, not out of the question - the flagship libraries will be opening seven days a week initially, .......

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29 June 2016

New opening hours at Bowes Road library from 4th July: Monday:  closedTuesday: 9am - 5.30pm (currently 2pm - 7pm)Wednesday: ClosedThursday: 9am - 5.30pm (currently 2pm - 7pm)Friday: 1pm - 5pm (currently closed all day)Saturday: 9am - 1pm (currently 9am - 5pm) The changes introduce morning openings on Tuesdays and Thursdays and afternoon opening on Fridays,  but do away with late afternoon/early evening openings and Saturday afternoon opening. Southgate Circus library is moving.......

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27 June 2016

Enfield Libraries are launching the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge - The Big Friendly Read - on the green outside Enfield Town Library on Saturday 16th July.  And they are still looking for volunteer Summer Reading Ambassadors. The launch event is completely free and will feature local authors reading, performing and signing their books. The Ambassador roles will be a great opportunity for people who would like to go into teaching or other types of work with children.  To find out.......

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26 June 2016

Enfield Libraries are launching the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge - The Big Friendly Read - on the green outside Enfield Town Library on Saturday 16th July.  And they are still looking for volunteer Summer Reading Ambassadors. The launch event is completely free and will feature local authors reading, performing and signing their books. The Ambassador roles will be a great opportunity for people who would like to go into teaching or other types of work with children. We have.......

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10 May 2016

Enfield Council has found partners for two "community libraries" in the east of the borough.  The builders are currently in at Ponders End Library, making room for the charity Age UK Enfield, which will be moving its headquarters to the library.  Work is also under way at Enfield Highway Library, which will be sharing with a "public health services department". Ponders End Library - and the new HQ of Age UK EnfieldTransforming the majority of the its libraries into community libraries.......

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26 April 2016

We reported a while back about the call from the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS - formerly the WRVS) for new volunteers to deliver library books to homes - a replacement for the mobile library service. The RVS volunteers will deliver books and audio materials to older and disabled people who find it difficult to visit a library.  Volunteers will need their own transport and will be required for approximately four hours a week.  However,  if you don't have your own car there will.......

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18 April 2016

One of Enfield's future "community libraries" has reportedly found a partner organisation.  Ridge Avenue Library at Bush Hill Parade will be partnering with West Lea School, a specialist sports school situated in the Haselbury area of Edmonton. © Copyright N Chadwick and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons LicenceWe've written several times about Enfield Council's plans to turn most of the borough's libraries into "community libraries", each of which would share its.......

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08 February 2016

In response to cuts resulting from the government's austerity programme, Enfield Council has begun implementing its Libraries Strategy:  bringing in volunteer librarians in place of professional information specialists;  creating four "flagship" libraries while downsizing and leasing out the remainder as "community libraries";  and setting up a volunteer-run home delivery service to replace mobile libraries. Volunteer librarians required Recruitment and training of volunteer.......

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16 August 2015

The following information about volunteering opportunities was posted on the Enfield Council website this week. Volunteering is fun, rewarding and it changes lives - volunteer now for Enfield's Library and Museum Service.We are looking for people from a range of ages and backgrounds to help us deliver fantastic projects in our Libraries, Local Studies Unit and Museum for the benefit of the whole community.We have opportunities from helping out with our children's activities to sharing your IT.......

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17 June 2015

Seven-day opening of Palmers Green Library is one of the innovations that will be introduced if Enfield Council agrees to a proposed Library Development Strategy for 2015 to 2018. The Strategy will be among the subjects to be discussed at this week's meeting of Enfield's Cabinet.  If agreed by the Cabinet, it will be presented to the full Council for its approval later this year. Palmers Green Library as it will look when it reopens later this year. Under the new strategy it will be open.......

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18 April 2015

Enfield Council is to start looking for suitable partners to take over the majority of the borough's libraries.  These libraries would become "community libraries", offering a restricted range of library services, and would be co-located with other types of service provided by the chosen partners.  However, despite the use of "community" in the designation, a recent document suggests that chosen partners might include the commercial sector.. The libraries affected include Winchmore.......

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13 November 2014

Enfield Council is consulting residents about proposals for a radical restructuring of its current library service. The changes are designed to reduce the costs of library services -  Enfield is having to contend with a cut of £80 million in the amount of funding it receives from central government - through greater concentration of resources, while at the same time providing library services across the borough and modernising the types of service that are available. The consultation asks.......

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01 September 2014

Enfield Library and Museum Service has provided updated information about arrangements during the closure of Palmers Green Library. The library will not reopen until autumn 2015.  In the meantime, opening hours have been extended at Winchmore Hill, Ridge Avenue and Southgate Circus libraries - click on the image to see the official notice.  In addition, a mobile library will be open in the Lodge Drive car park every Saturday from 9am to 5pm. The Library and Museum Service has a web.......

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14 July 2014

Enfield Council's Library Service has modified the planned extended opening hours at neighbouring libraries which are designed to compensate for the year-long closure of Palmers Green Library from 26 July. There will now be extended hours only at Southgate Circus, Winchmore Hill and Ridge Avenue libraries and not at Bowes Road.  The extended hours will not start until 11 August.   Southgate Circus Winchmore Hill Ridge Avenue Monday 9am-8pm 9am-8pm 9am-8pm.......

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10 July 2014

With less than a fortnight to go before Palmers Green Library closes its doors until autumn 2015, the public will have a chance to find out what the Library will look like and what services will be available after its refurbishment. Enfield Library and Museum Service are inviting anyone interested in the future of the library to come along to drop-in question and answer sessions on Saturday 12 July 2014 between 2.30 and 4pm and on Tuesday 22 July between 5.30 and 7pm.  At the session on.......

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