“Read In” planned to protest about closure of Barham Library

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Friends of Barham Library are organising a “day of action” at their local library – Barham Library – so local residents and book lovers can protest about it’s possible closure.

The “Read In” will take place on Saturday 19th March from 11am and the Friends of Barham Library are encouraging anyone who cares about their local library to come along and see what services it offers and help to protest about its closure.

There will also be other activities during the day – a quiz and a Bring and Buy Sale for example. Residents are urged to bring items such as books, CD, DVDs and Computer Games for the sale.

Barham Library is situated in a Council owned building donated to Brent by Titus Barham in 1933 when the original Wembley Town Council was formed. Local residents have fought off two attempts to close the library in the last 10 years but according to Friends of Barham Library the latest Council closure plans represent the toughest battle yet.

Encouraging residents to the meeting, Paul Lorber from Friends of Barham Library,

“This is an opportunity for local residents to come and see what their local library has to offer. It’s also a chance for residents to show just how much their local library means to them. It seems Brent Council are intent on closing Barham come what may; this is a chance for local people to show the Council how much they care about their much loved local library.”