The Coop is Still Supporting Us

Just a reminder that there’s still time to donate to our cause through the Coop on Cricklewood Lane and on the Broadway. Both stores have collection buckets for us, and we are also still nominated local charity until the end of October. If you register us as your preferred local cause, The Coop will donate a percentage of the value of your spend on Coop branded goods to our cause.

It’s worth doing – all the little pennies add up to pounds.

We are SO excited!

We are so excited to have been selected for this round of the Co-op Local Community Fund. Funding for the library will come from Co-op Members. The Co-op gives 1% of everything their members spend on Co-op branded products and services to a local cause they choose – and you’ll be able to choose Cricklewood Library as your cause from 9 April to 7 October 2017.

To support us, visit and choose us as your good cause!

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Please Donate Books

Do you have books to give away? We never turn away books. If your books are new/pristine/unread, then we’d love to have them for the new library stock. Email Sonja on to arrange to drop off or have them collected.

If your books look a little ‘loved’ or bashed, then they’re perfect for one of the pop-up libraries at a local station – Cricklewood, Kilburn or Willesden Green. Just drop them off next time you’re passing through. If you could give the shelves a quick tidy while you’re at it, so much the better! All hands on deck.

Thanks and love from the Library Team.

American School in London Generously Supports Cricklewood Library

The American School in London has been a very generous supporter of our efforts to re-launch the new Cricklewood Library. We wish to specifically thank Joanne Morris (Lower School Librarian) and Karen Field (Head Librarian) for the donation of many quality books and resources that will benefit library patrons of all ages. These materials are either duplicates, donations they do not require or resources that are no longer needed in the school libraries and include many current titles in very good condition.

In addition, we wish to thank Brandon Block, Director of Service Learning, who has shown great interest and support and is looking for ways that the ASL service learning programmes could be of help to Cricklewood Library. In the past ASL volunteer students, families and staff have participated in Community Service Days when they painted, installed shelving and helped to maintain the outside of the old library. ASL Parents Melissa Janssen and Lisa Kolaja, Coordinators of The Friends of the Libraries at ASL, have also expressed interest in identifying ways that they can support Cricklewood Library.

One of the most significant contributions has come in the form of IT equipment that is no longer needed at ASL but will be of tremendous use to the Library. These desktop computers and laptops will be used at the circulation desk for the library management systems, and also by library patrons. We would like to give a special word of thanks to Ash Lazar, Technology Manager, and Russell Layton, former Director of Technology, who have made possible the donation of this useful IT equipment.

In-kind support and donations such as these items gifted by the American School in London, a UK charitable institution in its own right, will enable Cricklewood Library to become a vibrant and state-of-the-art centre for all of the community. We welcome and look forward to further collaboration with the ASL community.

These donations have been made possible by a member of the Friends of Cricklewood Library who has used his contacts at ASL to help to facilitate these donations. We hope that other supporters of the Friends of Cricklewood Library will consider how their personal knowledge and professional relationships might benefit the new library.