Earlsdon Carnegie Community Library
Who we are
Earlsdon Carnegie Community Library is a charity founded in 2018 to safeguard the future of our beloved library.
As a community centre and information hub, Earlsdon Library serves the needs of our diverse and thriving community. Over 1000 people a week come through our doors to borrow books, use computers and the internet, attend activities (e.g. Rhymetime, Age Concern, French and Spanish language groups), buy second hand books or just to have a cup of tea and shelter from the rain.
Our vision is to provide this vital space to the community to use the library’s wealth of resources and hold educational and social activities here, on a long-term and sustainable basis. Because Coventry City Council is no longer able to fully fund the library, the community has taken it on itself to run and staff the service. We have nearly a hundred passionate and committed volunteers, working together to keep our library alive, not just for now but for our future.
It costs £15 an hour to keep the library open!
Please consider fundraising for us or donating so that we can keep the library running. For more information on how, please click the buttons on the right of this page.
- To discover more about Earlsdon Carnegie Community Library, please visit our website.
- If you are interested in volunteering, please click here.
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More information about our aims
Earlsdon Carnegie Community Library seeks to ensure the long-term, sustainable provision of library services, educational and social activities for our local community. In doing this we strive to work positively with Coventry City Council, library volunteers and local community members. Not only do we provide free access to books and public access to computers, we also provide a range of other activities aimed at both enriching our diverse local community and securing sources of income to sustain the library in the future. In particular, we seek to reach out to isolated and vulnerable people in our community and to promote links and activities to support community cohesion and reduce digital exclusion.