A People's Library in Archway

For her Hostings commission, Lucy Harrison reflected on the social history of Archway Library and what it means to its staff and users. She combed through the local history archives and collected responses from past and current staff, as well as from users via questions left around the library. Amongst other thing Lucy uncovered a remarkable collection of photographs of the library move in 1980 showing piles of books and lengths of empty shelves. Lucy assembled the amassed material into two newspapers, recorded an audio guide of the library with one of the librarians, and gathered many of the past librarians for a launch event.