Croydon Library

Croydon Central Library pioneers the first #Croydon #TechCity Tech Zone

Posted on January 9th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. 3 comments

New year, new philanthropic initiative for Croydon Tech City and co.

Libraries are integral to Croydon’s success

Nearly two million visits a year are made to Croydon’s libraries by Croydonians of all ages and backgrounds. To say that your local library is central to Croydon’s future is no overstatement.

Libraries are places that people go to for information. Books are only the tip of the information iceberg. … Read More »

Croydon Tech City 2016: a year in review

Posted on December 21st, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. No Comments

What a year it has been for ‘the Silicon Valley of South London’!

In just twelve short months, the Croydon tech scene has grown to become a major case study in community-driven regeneration, a government “blueprint”, and home to the largest tech workspace in South London.

How did it all happen?

January – CTC in Australia; Matt Hancock describes CTC as “a blueprint for the … Read More »

What reading the classics can do for Croydon

Posted on January 7th, by Fiona Magee in Politics & Society. No Comments

Fiona Magee explains how Croydon got involved in pioneering research on the real-life benefits of great literature

Two months ago, something new and intriguing touched-down in Croydon Library: The Reader Organisation. Reading books in a library? Big deal, you might think. But as its founder, Jane Davis MBE says: “This is not just reading. What we do changes, and sometimes saves, lives”.

So what exactly is The Reader Organisation (TRO)? Seventeen … Read More »