the exchange is a new social enterprise set up to find a new and sustainable future for Erith's Carnegie Library. Building on the Library's past purpose as 'centre for learning and advancement', and drawing on the views of local residents collected through consultation, the exchange at the Carnegie will: 

  • Maintain the Carnegie Library and green space that surround is as accessible public assets
  • Celebrate Erith's history through town-wide and partnership programming
  • Champion the role of arts and crafts in developing strong communities
  • Develop collaborative projects that benefit Erith and its residents
  • Enable people to advance and transform Erith for themselves
  • Create opportunities for participation in all areas of project development and delivery
  • Develop mutually beneficial projects for communities and artists
  • Secure the building's future through developing a sustainable operating model
  • Be a space for all groups to come together and share
  • Create unique learning opportunities for schools, families and young people

Over the coming months, the exchange will be developing its programme and organisation. To find out more, please click the following links: