Friends of Barham Library running to Save Barham Library!

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Friend of Barham Library and local councillor, Paul Lorber, is once again dusting off his running shoes to raise money for Friends of Barham Library – the local community group campaigning to Save Barham Library from closure .

The run will take place at the end of May to celebrate the 59th Anniversary of the opening of Barham Library. Councillor Paul Lorber and the other supporters of Barham Library are determined to ensure that the Library survives to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee on 31 May 2012 and beyond.

Barham Library is one of the 6 libraries currently under threat of closure by Brent Council.

Cllr Lorber is encouraging other local residents to also help raise money through sponsorship and to join him in the fun run and walk in Barham Park in May.

Barham Library is the only one of Brent’s Libraries situated in a park. The park was gifted to Wembley Council (predecessor of current Brent Council) by Titus Barham for the “benefit and enjoyment” of local people in 1933. The library itself was opened to the public on 31 May 1952 and is situated in the beautiful former Crabbs House, which was part of the Barham family residence.

“Barham Park is a very beautiful local park and the library and park complement each other in providing a great deal of pleasure to local people. Local people want their library retained and are getting together to help to save it. I am hoping that with the generosity of people willing to sponsor me we will go some way towards raising money to Save Barham Library!” says Councillor Paul Lorber.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Paul Lorber can get a sponsorship form & gift aid form from here: