The Pop-Up Community Cafe and Lounge is Launched!

We’ve had a great first week at our Community Cafe and Lounge which has added to the festive spirit here at the Carnegie Library Hub. It’s been good to welcome library regulars, people popping in and staying to work, read the papers, catch up with friends. There are large tables to spread out on and  plenty of room for buggies. There are sofas and comfy seats, beautiful high ceilings and windows to look out of in our lovely heritage building, and despite all the space it is very warm and cosy.

We will be here until Christmas and are currently open 8am – 12pm Mondays to Fridays. However we’ve tended to stay open when there are busy classes so that parents waiting for their kids can enjoy a cuppa. We will also make our space available to host some community Christmas events.

If you are interested in hosting your own Christmas get together in the cafe space, please email

And if anyone would like to gain some simple barista training and work experience, we are happy to take on some volunteers. Please get in touch

In the meantime take a look at our future plans 

And we would be very grateful for your feed back which will help us to shape the future cafe and lounge