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Need a computer buddy? PG library has just the right person!

03 October 2023

Do you need help with something on the computer? Or does someone you know? Well, that help is at hand. Palmers Green Library now has a new Computer Buddy, who's available to help between 2pm and 4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

World Book Day quiz at local libraries

08 March 2023

Celebrate World Book Day with Palmers Green Libraries by having a go at our Guess the Author quiz!

The Summer Reading Challenge is on!

13 July 2022

The Summer Reading Challenge is on! There's plenty of time to join in - it continues until 17th September.

Music, theatre and poetry to launch the Living Room Library

03 July 2022

On Thursday 7th July an evening of live music, poetry, theatre and craft workshops is set to launch the refurbished Fore Street Library in Edmonton under its new name of the Living Room Library.

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Hub libraries now open, with restricted services available

13 April 2021

The borough's four hub libraries, including Palmers Green, have reopened but are offering restricted services. Shelf browsing is now available, subject to pre-booking up to two days in advance.

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Can you write a spooky story?

07 October 2020

Enfield Libraries are running a spooky story competition for young writers aged 6 to 9, 10 to 13 and 14 to 17.

Palmers Green Library has reopened

18 September 2020

Palmers Green Library is now open from 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday. Special arrangements apply.

Enfield Town and Edmonton Green libraries reopen this week

12 July 2020

Enfield Town and Edmonton Green libraries re-open on Monday 13th July - the ground floors only until further notice.

Southgate Circus Library returns home

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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Council still looking for volunteer librarians

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.......

Southgate Ward Forum to discuss library, new school and other topics

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.......

Winchmore Hill library - a change of status

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.......

The Home Library Service needs volunteers to deliver books

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.......

Extended library hours to begin in September

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, .......

Changes at Bowes Road and Southgate Circus libraries

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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Launch of the Big Friendly Read 2016

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.......

Two more community libraries find partners

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.......

Needed - volunteers for home delivery of library books

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.......

Ridge Avenue Library finds a partner

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.......

Libraries transition gets under way

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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