Sunday, 5 February 2012

'Save Friern Barnet Library': National Libraries Day

Link to web site and video

"Saturday 4 February was officially 'National Libraries Day'. Despite the cold weather our local community came out to support us, and we were all welcomed inside the warm library, and the children enjoyed a number of games and activities. 

"Boyd Tonkin, Literary Editor for The Independent attended our event, and discussed his enjoyment of reading through many of the stacks of books inside when he was a child in Friern Barnet. We all really appreciated him taking the time to visit and talk to us, and we would like to thank him his support."

Report on 'Citizen Barnet',
about Friern Barnet

"After the march, and some speeches outside the library, including from councillors Barry Rawlings (Labour) and Kate Salinger (Conservative, but opposing her group's plan to close the library), and Andrew Dismore (Labour's candidate for the Barnet and Camden GLA seat) we went inside the library to look around.

"There were activities for children, and some special guests were due later. But I ran home to process my pictures, which you can see here

"It will be grotesque if this well-used library and true heart of the community is closed, bulldozed, and the land flogged off for a developer to build another anonymous block of flats or supermarket. Ask the locals!"

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