About Primrose Hill Community Library

On Saturday 31 March 2012, Chalk Farm Library sadly closed its doors for the last time.  On Saturday 28 April 2012, we re-opened as Primrose Hill Community Library.

We are a group of volunteers who came together to save our much loved local library when it lost all public funding in 2011. We have been inspired by the strength and spirit of the community backing our efforts –  thanks to over 200 residents volunteering their time and 494 financial pledges totalling £593,000 we have taken over the building from Camden Council on a 20 year lease.

We’re excited about the future for the Primrose Hill Community Library but we all need to pull together to make it an inclusive, vibrant community space we can be proud of.



The Grand Opening


On Monday 22nd October 2012 at 7pm we offically opened as Primrose Hill Community Library! The ‘Piper of Oldfield’ played as the ribbon was cut by local boy Roman Haddon, one of the first children to receive a new Primrose Hill Community Library card. The library patron Joan Bakewell, Alan Bennett and PHCA and Library Chair Maureen Betts all gave speeches in support of the library. Guests then tucked into a very yummy cake, donated by Primrose Hill Bakery, which featured the library logo, and canapes provided by the Princess of Wales.


The Primrose Hill Community Choir gave their first ever performance. It was a wonderful evening with wine, cake, singing and a bringing together of the local community.










Primrose Hill Community Library Board as of March 2014

Marijke Good (Chair)

Valerie St.Johnston (Vice Chair)

Lucy Cottrell (Treasurer)

Maureen Betts

Felicity Luke

Frances Parsons

Lazarro Pietragnoli

Sharon Ridsdale

Jackie Stanger

Stephen C Vieira

Will Carnochan - Bookkeeper

Mick Hudspeth - Manager PHCA




Latest Events

Pilates Classes
Tue Dec 19 @ 9:00AM
ESOL Course
Tue Dec 19 @12:00PM
Tatty Bumpkin Yoga and Mindfulness
Tue Dec 19 @ 4:00PM
Open Mic
Tue Dec 19 @ 7:00PM
Chess Club
Wed Dec 20 @ 6:30PM
Mini Mozart
Thu Dec 21 @ 9:30AM
Gentle but Effective Pilates
Thu Dec 21 @12:30PM
First Class Learning
Thu Dec 21 @ 3:30PM
Library Closed
Sat Dec 23 @ 8:00AM
Library Closed
Sun Dec 24 @ 8:00AM

Opening Times

Monday        10am - 6pm
Wednesday  1pm -  7pm
Friday           10am - 6pm
Saturday      10am - 4pm

Tel:  020 7419 6599