MANAGER OF THREATENED LIBRARY WINS AWARD / WEST NORWOOD COMMUNITY CHOIR
Caroline Mackie, library manager at Herne Hill’s embattled Carnegie library, has won a Lambeth Focuses on Citizens Award.
The honour was presented by the Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Donatus Anyanwu at a ceremony in the Royal Festival Hall on 23 February.
Love Lambeth Staff Awards celebrate the achievements of outstanding staff in six categories. For Focuses on Citizens, members of the public nominate helpful individuals who go that extra mile in providing services.
Praised as “a dedicated and hard-working librarian…incredibly popular with the local community, from parents and toddlers to Silver Surfers…Caroline has significantly increased visitors and book issues and not surprisingly the library gets a lot of positive feedback from residents”.
Ironically despite this official recognition of merit, Carnegie Library remains under threat of closure on 31 March.
Jeff Doorn, chairman of the Friends of Carnegie Library, said, “We are all delighted for Caroline, and are determined to keep campaigning so she and her excellent team can continue their good work here”. (Source: Friends of Carnegie Library)
WEST NORWOOD COMMUNITY CHOIR
West Norwood Community Choir starts in April! It will be on Thursday evenings, 7-8.30 at the Portico Gallery. The choir will work mostly in 3 part harmony, and no experience is necessary. There will be a FREE taster session on Thursday 24th March at the Gallery from 7pm – 8pm followed by a Feast Film night.
Songs will be along the lines of 4 Non Blondes, Sting, Spice Girls, Disney with a hint of Folk thrown in. If you would like to come, please get in touch [email protected] (Source: Norwood Action group)