Norbury library

Let’s protect Croydon’s pioneering libraries

Posted on August 24th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. No Comments

Libraries nurture the mind of man – let’s protect our heritage, says Sean Creighton

“The library was in some ways superior to life itself. We are limited by our three score years and ten, but books extend our horizon to the furthest boundaries of history, nay, and far beyond, for has not the speculative mind of man marched with the stars and written of the growth and … Read More »

What next for Croydon libraries?

Posted on March 24th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 16 comments

Sean Creighton assesses the future of the borough’s libraries and whether residents should engage with the private contractor Carillion

On Thursday 13th March I attended a meeting between representatives of Norbury’s resident associations and managers of Carillion’s library operation for Croydon Council.

Following the publicity in the local press about Carillion, the purpose of the meeting was to find out direct from its representatives what plans … Read More »