How We Got Started
There was a library at the bottom of Olive Road from 1926, when land was gifted by All Souls College. When the library started to look under threat in the 1980s, a group of concerned residents got together to champion its cause. When the library was finally closed in 2011, we carried on campaigning and secured the use of the ground floor of the new purpose-built block that stands on the site of the old library at 152 Olive Road.
We aim to be an innovative, mixed use community hub which will include adult and children’s library facilities, which will also deliver a range of services and function as a centre of activity for all the community.
The vision is to re-establish a secular meeting place for the diverse local community which can provide book loans and other literary experiences for children including homework clubs, and to develop services further to include IT training, pre-employment training, local history centre, space for local groups to use and a community cafe where people can meet.
Once we’re up and running we’re aiming for a diverse and exciting range of activities to engage our diverse and varied community. We’re starting small, but ambitious. The launch of Cricklewood Coming Together in spring 2018 is just the start.
Cricklewood Coming Together
Cricklewood Coming Together is our pre-opening consultation project which aims to provide a wide range of activities for as wide a range of people as possible. Tell us what you want, Cricklewood!
Have a Cuppa
We’ll be a library with benefits. Specifically, coffee. And possibly cake, who knows.
We may not yet be open, but that doesn’t mean we’re not busy. We are. Very. Why not check out some of the upcoming events planned for this spring and beyond?