Barham pop-up library finds a new home on Wembley High Road

Popular community-run reading room now operates out of two empty shops

A pop-up library in Wembley which was faced with uncertainty, is celebrating after finding a new home.

Barham Pop-up Library now operates out of two empty shops in Wembley High Road.

The temporary reading room was previously held in Barham Primary School, in Danethorpe Road.

The weekend library has been hugely popular with more than 200 members joining and large donations received from publishers.

However, due to the school undergoing a rebuild, they were made to vacate the building earlier this month.

Francis Henry, of Daniels Estate Agents, on Wembley High Road, which has been getting behind the libraries campaign, said: “We have had a fantastic time at Barham Primary. We are still determined to get the original Barham Library building back.”

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Cllr Paul Lorber, leader of Brent’s Liberal Democrat Group, said: “We just simply could not let our community down. I am pleased that despite all the odds, the Barham Volunteer Library is alive and well and determined to succeed.”

The decision to close down Barham Park, Cricklewood, Kensal Rise, Neasden, Preston and Tokyngton libraries will save the local authority �1m.