We are taking over Levenshulme’s Carnegie Library, on Cromwell Grove, and transforming it into an arts, community and culture centre for the communities of Levenshulme and the surrounding areas.
To find out more about what’s going on, read some highlights below, see our News and Events pages, or our Twitter feed below.

We’re expanding our team here at the Old Library Building.
We are looking for a cleaner caretaker on a part time basis to help us run the building.
If you are interested please see the full job advert here

Open Door Community Celebration.
Find out about our first public event at Levenshulme Old Library

The Levenshulme Old Library team were delighted, finally, to be able to open the doors of the old library to you, our surrounding community.

tenancy agreement between the old library group and MCC

Keys to the building

At 1030 hrs on 22nd January 2018, following three years of campaigning, planning, community self-organising and cooperative working, Levenshulme Old Library Charitable Incorporated Organisation signed a lease agreement with Manchester City Council.

Congratulations  and well done to everybody in Levenshulme that’s supported the take over project and got it to this point, you now have an art centre.

A community led future for Levenshulme’s Old Library building
Levenshulme Old Library CIO has a vision. We want to create:

  • A community centre that all sections of the community can use
  • A home for arts and cultural activities
  • A home for performance, music and events that celebrate our community
  • A Youth friendly Space
  • A home for learning and growing, where individuals can improve their lives
  • A home for groups: Offices, meeting spaces, resources etc
  • A building that pays its way whilst benefiting the aims above (such as through pop up cafés, exhibitions, a party venue and place for celebration)

@LevyOldLibrary twitter feed:

🏳️‍🌈 Starts at 5pm, proudly supporting @levepride, an insightful, sincere and interesting look at the recent history of... LGBT Britain 🏳️‍🌈

#Levenshulme's own, new, community cinema @LevFlix launches with a very special event for @levepride this afternoon. In our own little way, for us at the library, we're very happy - it's a real pleasure to be able show the 20th century history & stories of LGBT people in film

Levenshulme Pride is a Pride for Levenshulme and a chance for people to show their pride in Levenshulme.

Standing together. Celebrating together.

Levenshulme Pride: No Barriers

A People’s Pride. Everyone welcome. Everything free to attend.


Just cleaned up a pile of dumped bags etc in the back entry - can people please use the bins in the entries!

Guess what board game we'll be playing on Thursday in the old library? Also an opportunity for people to drop-in with an enquiry or for a cuppa. Also, if you're willing to volunteer to "meet'n'greet" at these drop-in sessions please do come and lend a helping hand. #LoLvolunteers

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