We are crowdfunding through Spacehive. We need to fit out 2,000ft2 of raw space to provide a modern multipurpose library, in an area with no other free facility open to all.

The library will have room to host workshops, facilities for homework clubs, craft groups, and activities including ESOL, lifelong learning, dance, music, yoga and skills building, as well as a small cafe.

This is a rapidly growing corner of Brent, with a widely diverse population. The library will bring people together, build links, reduce social isolation and give people access to learning, develop skills and work opportunities.

This is an opportunity to create a cultural destination, attracting people to the area, promoting access through the cycle quietway, and drawing in people who visit Gladstone Park for sport and leisure. It could revitalise the area, and bring a sense of pride to local people.

What we’ll deliver:
create a new energy efficient library and community space
install services: plumbing, heating, electrics, IT, lighting
install flooring throughout
build internal walls, including interlinking acoustic doors
continue to consult the community, run events and build momentum
Why it’s a great idea:
Cricklewood Library will bring the community together. It will be volunteer run – as a dynamic community project. Working together, people will share and develop skills and friendship, and shape the programme of activities, from lifelong learning to fitness, crafts and skills.

To support this project, visit our project page at Spacehive.