Support for our Partners using the Carnegie Library Hub

Our partners are valued and important contributors to the hub, and we love to work with them.  We have a number of community, sole trader & local business partners that organise excellent events for the community at the Carnegie Library Hub.  If you are interested in running regular events, we have an experienced team who can help structure the room arrangements, advise on formats and who can support communication of the events on our website and social media channels.

Communication Support

We like to support our partners to become successful and grow their events.  If an event is successful for you, the partner, then most likely this will be good for us too as we want to increase the diversity and utilisation of the community spaces.  We are able to advise on communication as promotion of the event is key to getting people through the door.  Our partners frequently have their own graphic design and communication channels, however we like to understand your plans around communication and what resources you had planned and advise on how we can leverage that in our own communications around the hub.

Our plans for the next year include installing more attractive internal and external notice boards, but for now we attach posters onto the railings which are still very effective.  We are active with social media channels, mostly Instagram and Facebook, an events calendar on our website and a weekly newsletter.  Below you will find our guidelines to support your content creation, and what we need from you to be able to share your content on our channels which we like to do.

Additionally, when partners are up and running, we typically would like to take photos where possible to keep up to date and interesting imagery within our beautiful building and help maintain interest.

What we need from Partners

  • Partner material we ask forWe ask 3 things from our partners in order to promote the event successfully on our website News and What's On as well as @carnegielibraryhub channels. We ask for 1) A poster to print in A3 2) A social square and 3) Copy text to include in any posts. See further notes on this below:
  • PostersPlease provide us with a poster in either A4 or A3 format, either landscape or portrait, we are able to print these in colour, laminate and hang on the railing. We find that external posters, whilst simple, are incredibly impactful locally and we observe passers-by frequently stop to read them. Even basic graphic designed posters using Word are effective, however we can accept most formats for printing. On your poster please reference the venue of Carnegie Library Hub (not Carnegie Library) and we recommend you also make clear how people can book. In time we would like to get planning permission for more permanent notice boards.
  • Social SquaresTo promote your event digitally we need a social square image, typically 1080x1080 pixels. This square can be a digital equivalent of the poster, is square, and typically an image format such as PNG although we can accept most formats. We also except Canva sharing requests as we have an organisation license for Canva. The social square must contain the venue of Carnegie Library Hub.
  • Copy TextPlease share any copy text you would like to see on the listing, text that explains what the event is, what the benefits are, who it is for, and how to book.
  • LeafletsWe welcome some copies of any leaflets you have printed and would leave them in the Hub and cafe for people to browse. Within your leaflets please reference the venue Carnegie Library Hub and how to book.

Further Guidelines

  • Referencing who and, crucially for our partners clients, where we are is frequently confusing. We are housed within a building the community knows and loves as "Carnegie Library", which is used interchangeably with the actual library inside.

    However we are actually the Carnegie Library Hub responsible for running the Hub and community spaces within the building, and we request that electronic and print media reference us as the Carnegie Library Hub. This is geographically correct, organisationally correct, enables us to promote your material effectively on our own managed channels and clearly defines our activity as a community hub separate from the local authority library service which we do not manage. We love and support the excellently run public service managed by the Lambeth Libraries Service, but we are not them so should not pretend to be!
  • Whilst we are in Herne Hill ward, we are geographically in the middle of many excellent neighbourhoods that we wish to cater for and appeal to. We describe ourselves as "Carnegie Library Hub right in the middle between Brixton, Loughborough Junction, Camberwell, Dulwich & Herne Hill". Please be mindful of our wish to be as inclusive as possible in appealing as widely as possible to the local community that we wish to serve.
  • You might want to include our postcode on your content, which is frequently cited incorrectly. Google maps and google business reference us correctly as SE24 0DG.
  • If you like to support us and the partnership, please concider using our logo in your material. You can choose either a white background, or a transparent background if you have a non-white background colour. We request that you maintain the aspect ratio and do not edit it. These resources are at the bottom of this page.
  • Please read on below to find out what content we need from you to be able to support promoting your event:

Useful resources