Libraries offer a warm space to City residents this winter

City of London Corporation libraries are offering a warm and friendly welcome to City residents this winter to help them beat rising living costs.

 The Barbican Library, Artizan Street Library & Community Centre, and Shoe Lane Library will hold a series of drop-in activities for adults and children over the next few months.

 Children’s events, such as ‘toy time’ and coffee mornings for adults, will be part of the schedule, so that there is something for everyone.

 Residents can also use free wi-fi and computers and attend workshops and clubs.

 Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Community and Children’s Services Committee, Ruby Sayed, said:

 “This is an important initiative and as the weather turns colder, we are keen to ensure all our residents are aware of the help that is available to them.

 “Our message is simple: get support, if you need it, to combat the rise in prices of energy and food this winter.”

 On Tuesday November 29 between 6 and 8pm City Advice is running a cost of living advice clinic for residents at Portsoken Community Centre, Little Somerset Street.

 City residents can get help with benefits, bills, debts, employment, housing costs and more by visiting the City of London Corporation website or calling 020 7606 3030.

 Eligible City residents can use Green Doctors, a new impartial, free energy support advice service.

There is also support with food costs for those living on or around the Golden Lane Estate at St Luke’s Community Centre.

 For more information on the warm space events at City of London Corporation libraries visit: