The Southwark Community Engagement team has passed me your contact details as the secretary or chair of one of our local tenant’s and resident’s groups. I hope you don’t mind if I draw your attention to two services that Southwark Libraries currently provides to local residents- namely our Home Library Service, and our library rooms for hire. We think that these services could be of interest to your group members, so if there is any opportunity to display the attached posters that would be much appreciated (I can post out high quality versions of the posters if required, rather than you printing them out).
Rooms for hire:
Do you need to hire a room for a meeting, conference or any other event? Southwark Libraries offer a number of rooms for hire throughout the borough, at the heart of Southwark’s vibrant communities. Whether you want space for 140 people or an interview room for two we have a range of rooms that can help. And with rooms at Camberwell, Canada Water, Dulwich, John Harvard, Peckham and Kingswood libraries we have Southwark covered. Discounted rates are available for charities and community groups.
For a full list of rooms, cost, capacities and facilities please see the room booking web page: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries/hire-a-library-hall-or-room
For enquiries please email: Southwark.firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Library Service:
The Home Library Service has a direct beneficial impact on the wellbeing of the residents that we serve, many of whom are housebound and have little other social contact. The service is free of charge for Southwark residents who are not able to get to their local library. Once a month our staff will deliver library items directly to a resident’s home, or to their sheltered unit or nursing home. This service is ideal for those with disabilities (children and adults), older people and their carers, and people who cannot visit the library due to accident or illness. The home library service offers all types of library materials (books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray, books on cassette and CD) and free reservations on all library stock. More detailed information can be found here: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries/adults/home-library-service
If there is anything you could do to signpost your users to our services, where you feel it could be of benefit to them, this would be greatly appreciated.
Library Contracts and Performance Manager
0207 525 1575 (Tooley Street extension 84066)
07983626176 (also 07751315016)