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Story Tellers young writers competition, to Feb 29

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Libraries seek volunteers to introduce readers to Roald Dahl

Croydon’s libraries are looking for volunteers to help children and their parents through the “Big Friendly Read” Summer Reading Challenge. The annual reading campaign aims to get children to read at least six books during the summer holiday. For 2016 … Continue reading

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Croydon looks for volunteer-run libraries and ‘bookish gyms’

GENE BRODIE on the announcement of a council consultation which puts the future of the borough’s libraries in doubt yet again A fortnight ago, Inside Croydon reported the startling news that some of Croydon’s Labour councillors are prepared to abandon … Continue reading

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Newman and Labour cabinet contemplate library closures

GENE BRODIE, our education, libraries and bookish gyms correspondent, reports on private meetings held by the council leadership to consider breaking an election pledge to Croydon’s voters Croydon’s ruling Labour group is split over whether to break its manifesto commitment … Continue reading

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Croydon Wordfest open mic Friday, Thornton Heath, Feb 27

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Library offering a month-full of activities at Upper Norwood

The Upper Norwood Library Trust continues to work hard to provide a rich range of activities, suitable for a range of ages, including lots of sessions for toddlers, regular talks on local history from the Norwood Society, and a monthly … Continue reading

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Council set to bring pools, parks and library service in-house

Croydon school pupils denied desks to study in the borough’s public libraries, free swimming sessions going under-publicised, and our parks being locked up because of a lack of contractor staff could all be things of the past if outsourced services … Continue reading

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Godfrey ensures council sticks to funding pledge for library

Croydon Council’s new leadership has honoured a promise to increase funding to Upper Norwood Library, matching that provided by Lambeth. Labour’s arts and culture spokesman, Timothy Godfrey, has pledged an additional £47,500 this year, reinstating funding cut two years ago … Continue reading

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Upper Norwood Library offers some a-maze-ing activities

Lots of activities coming up for the school summer holidays at the Upper Norwood Library, and in the maze in Crystal Palace Park, all beginning this week with the Summer Reading Challenge. Library users aged between five and 10 are … Continue reading

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Dungeons, dragons and books: summer reading challenge

The Reading Agency and Croydon Libraries are working together to present a Summer Reading Challenge, based on mythical characters from books, with a £100-worth of books on offer for Croydon schools that take part.

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