January has been a busy month at the NW7Hub & Mill Hill Partnership Library: we’ve made a few changes to the layout of the space with the aim of optimising our cafe facilities giving us even more room to work and play; we’ve said farewell to a few long term volunteers who leave us with new skills and experience for paid work, and welcomed two Assistant Managers, Manisha and Alice, who are keen to develop our programme of events that are informative and fun for all.
We are delighted to see familiar faces back this year for our regular events and are constantly reminded of how valuable the space is for people to meet and share time together.
Only a few days left to say goodbye to our heritage mural – The mural painted in 1989 currently hanging in the Society Room has been part of the long history of the Library but as Mill Hill goes through a process of rejuvenation we look forward to the unveiling of a new mural made by pupils at Copthall School. Thursday 7th February at 3:30pm is the grand unveiling to be attended by The Worshipful Mayor of Barnet, Cllr Reuben Thompstone.
Barnet Libraries Year of Learning 2019 – As a partnership library we are pleased to be a part of the very first Barnet Libraries ‘Year of Learning’. There is a different theme each month and in January we have been Learning Something New, concentrating on updating our job seeking skills. Future themes and more information can be found here:- BarnetLibrariesYearOfLearning
Fundraising for the new build – This is key for the new build at Daws Lane which will give us a bustling creative centre with even bigger and better facilities to accommodate more of the community. We are always happy to hear from people who would like to hire any of the 6 rooms we have for classes or private events for either short or long term hire. We have held a number of adult and children’s parties, classes, social clubs and much more and have all the details you need for your special event.
Shout out for volunteers – A huge ‘Thank You’ goes out to all our fabulous volunteers for all your hard work and commitment over the last year, we couldn’t have done it without you are now recruiting for more volunteers to join us with a number of roles available, so if you would like to meet new people and learn new skills, drop us a line.
Mill Hill Partnership library has just launched the Secret Agents Summer Reading Challenge. Designed to encourage 4-11 year olds to continue reading over the summer holidays, the aim is to solve a mystery whilst receiving prizes and clues as they compete each stage of the challenge. The launch featured animal themed arts and crafts which families participated in together.
The Summer Reading Challenge runs from 15th July to 23rd September. Visit the website for further details and do pop in to Mill Hill Partnership Library to register.
The NW7hub group was established in 2014 to develop a vision for a new community hub in Mill Hill.
A significant step in our journey has been the recent award as preferred partner to operate Mill Hill Library. We are currently in the transition phase, working towards operating the library from April. As a local group we are delighted to have been chosen by Barnet Council and we look forward to delivering a much valued service to our community, as well as developing alongside it a range of additional activities which will enhance life in Mill Hill and beyond for all age groups. Working with local people will be key to our success and meeting such supporters will help launch our exciting vision for the NW7 Library Hub.
The NW7 Library Hub will be working in partnership with Barnet Council who will continue to provide the books, the lending system and provide training on library systems for our volunteers.
For the Community by the Community
Mill Hill library will be operated by a not for profit charitable organisation known as the NW7hub. We are a group of local residents who are passionate about Mill Hill and see the library as a real opportunity for sharing skills, resources, time and energy to make a difference to our community. We actively invite residents to get involved – on a regular basis in the library building or externally as a fund-raiser, HR expert or Trustee for example. We also need financial support to enable us to effectively manage the project, develop a programme of initiatives to supplement the library offering and create an environment conducive to reading, learning and gathering as a community.
If you can make a donation please do so online to:
Sort code 09-01-29
Please use your name as the reference and send us an email confirming your support.
We currently have reduced opening hours and services due to COVID-19. The cafe, gallery and library are closed while we run a Distribution Hub.