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 escape the cold weather.

The Barbican Library, Artizan Street Library & Community Centre, and Shoe Lane Library have planned a series of events and activities for adults and children.

Children’s events, such as rhyme time and toys, adult tea and coffee chat sessions, mindful colouring, and games club, are all part of the schedule so everyone can enjoy what is on offer.

Residents can use free wifi, and the libraries are offering educational activities, such as free computer workshops, and advice on the cost of living, and reducing energy bills.

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

“This is an important service during the colder months when many residents are already under pressure due to high food prices and energy costs.

“Our libraries not only offer a warm space, but they provide fun activities and educational events too.

“Our message is simple: come and visit our libraries to get support, have fun, and tackle the cost of living this winter.”

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.

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