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Forest Hill Community Library now open
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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #1
24-10-2016 01:54 PM

TV news from London Live:
https://youtu.be/7DKlsgk_w8Q

Press Release from the Library:

Forest Hill Library reopened by a sweet-shop owner, a fishing-tackle entrepreneur, and Bertrand Russell’s grandson

Forest Hill Library in South London re-opened today, 24 October 2016, as a community library with specialisms in philosophy and the visual arts. A counterpoint to the fate of so many similar libraries across the country, the building will continue to act as a community hub and library, with events for children, facilities for jobseekers and activities for pensioners, but will have some unique features which will make it a destination for people from across the capital.

michael Wrote:
We have been delighted by the response from the community to this initiative, with lots of people volunteering to help make this a great community library. We are proud to be working with V22, with their experience of managing studios and listing buildings


More at http://www.foresthillsociety.com/2016/10...brary.html

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carole


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Joined: May 2009
Post: #2
03-11-2016 10:39 AM

I would encourage anyone thinking of volunteering to do so. I did a stint at the Library yesterday afternoon and it was very enjoyable. The Library is looking good and spotlessly clean. Really nice and interesting people come into libraries.

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Uthste


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Joined: Sep 2015
Post: #3
12-11-2016 05:13 AM

I noticed that the heating was not on when I was there a few days ago making it rather cold inside the library.

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michael


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12-11-2016 06:34 AM

I'm told it will be fixed this morning so hopefully it will start warming up. The childrens library has remained warm as it has separate heating.

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BigED


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Joined: Jan 2016
Post: #5
14-11-2016 09:55 AM

hello - great that the library is open again. what documentation do i need to bring to register as a user?
thanks
BigED

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michael


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14-11-2016 10:05 AM

Ideally photo ID such as driving licence
And s second form for address such as utility bill.
But a driving licence should be enough as it includes your address.

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oryx


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #7
14-11-2016 10:36 PM

Don't they accept Lewisham library user cards?

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michael


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15-11-2016 11:30 AM

Yes. Lewisham library cards work fine.

Nobody needs to change cards if they have one, but if you don't have one you can fill out an application form and become a member (for free) in a few minutes.

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oryx


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15-11-2016 10:40 PM

Thanks Michael. Smile

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