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Barnet Press reports: The Book Keeper

posted 11 Jun 2011, 14:36 by Friern Barnet   [ updated 8 Feb 2012, 14:16 by Martin Russo ]
We would like to thank the Barnet Press and Kim Inam for supporting our campaign to keep out library open. It reports:

'BOOKWORMS protested at the potential closure of their local library on Saturday by holding a read-in. 

Schoolchildren, parents and adult readers descended on Friern Barnet library on Saturday afternoon to campaign against Barnet Council’s plan to close the library in Friern Barnet Road and North Finchley library to create a “landmark” arts and culture library at the artsdepot site at Tally Ho Corner.' 

More than 650 people visited the 77-year-old library on Saturday, the equivalent to a week’s footfall in one day. In one hour 350 people entered the library for a read-in. 

Woodhouse College student Kim Lee helped to organise the demonstration. He told The Press: “I’ve grown up with the library. I’ve been using it for the past ten years, it has had an important role in my education and development. It’s an amenity for people who are finding times hard – you can have access to newspapers, magazines and the internet.”