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Dear Stephen Fry

posted 20 Apr 2012, 00:05 by Friern Barnet   [ updated 20 Apr 2012, 00:18 ]

Dear Stephen Fry,

I am writing to ask for your support in the fight against the Barnet council to keep our library open.

I was watching one of the episodes of your wonderful television series, "Fry's planet word,"  when you were talking about books, and how you would always vouch to keep libraries open that gave me the idea of writing to you.

I really think it would help publicity to save it if you helped us, because a lot of people follow and support you in pretty much everything you do publicly.

Several petitions forms have been filled up, many protests have been upheld, but the council do nothing but ignore us.

One of the reasons the closure is a problem, is that they aren't closing it, they are permanently moving it to a library a considerable distance away which we could only reach by car; or should I say the locals could only reach by car. Countless people visit the gem of our "town"  every week to enjoy and embrace the fiction and non- fiction that literally flies within the walls that is its sanctuary, that the council is trying to crush.


There is so much more I'd like to tell you but you must be busy, but just remember, that not only the adults fight, but the children do too.

I'm only 11 but just like my classmates, we love books, and will do anything to keep our local library, our gem, here and local.

(also, they are replacing the building and the green next to it with a block of repulsive flats.)

Yours sincerely,

Kimberley (aged 11)

Friern Barnet