About Us

In 1912 Andrew Carnegie donated monies to fund the building of three libraries in Coventry.  Only one of them is earmarked for closure

Situated in the heart of Earlsdon and sitting alongside Earlsdon Primary school, our library really is at the heart of the  community.

200 people donating £5.00 each a month for one year would pay our annual utility bills.

For more of our story and a poem by Antony Owen (a poet raised in Earlsdon), click here

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ECCL Board of Trustees: committed to keeping Earlsdon library open. Registered charity 1180063

Julie Rubidge – Chair, Marketing and Events
Julie first worked in a small branch library and after having a family she studied at Warwick University, thus beginning a career in education.  She has taught across age ranges, was Deputy Headteacher of a large primary school, took secondment to act as  advisory teacher to travelling children and taught post graduate students at Warwick University
Rita Adams – Vice Chair, Human Resources
Rita spent virtually all her career as an HR manager at Coventry University, working across a wide range of areas. In her role as volunteer at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum she undertook research into the role of women in the early days of the motor industry.  She is co-editor of a book of recollections of working lives in car factories designed for people living with memory loss.
Graham Moffatt – Legal Advisor
Until retirement Graham was an Associate Law Professor at the University of Warwick, one of his areas of interests being the law and practice of the charity sector.  Graham is currently also a trustee of Central England Law Centre
Tara Lawton – Education
Tara has been teaching for  over twenty years and has been fortunate to work in both primary and secondary education;  in roles as diverse as class teacher and department head.  She has also taught in both mainstream and specialist schools for pupils with moderate learning  difficulties.
Ann Wheatley – Treasurer
Ann began her career as a bilingual secretary in the engineering and construction industries. After a ten year break to raise her family she spent more than twenty years as a school administrator before retiring in 2016
Helen Spence – Secretary and Facilities Management
Helen has worked in secondary education in the city for 40 years, finishing as a Head of Department. Since retirement from full time work in 2010, Helen has been involved with various local groups and plays in an amateur orchestra
Alan Blundy -Volunteer co-ordinator
Alan has been a teacher of government and politics for most of his working life. He has strong memories of being taken to the library as a child and this has given him a life long love of reading.
Kim Mullard – Fundraising Coordinator
Kim is Director of Operations for a national charity.She has two decades of experience in the charity sector, including grant fundraising, project management, finance, governance and human resources
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