Campaigners camp outside Brent library to stop it from being boarded up
Community invited to borrow books outside library today
Campaigners held an overnight vigil at a library Brent Council closed for good yesterday.
Dedicated supporters camped outside Kensal Rise Library, in Bathurst Gardens, until the early hours of this morning to stop it from being boarded up.
Deborah Sutherland, who stayed there until 2am, said: “We were very cosy. We kept watch and could see men waiting in a van waiting to board up the building.
“People kept coming out and giving us coffee. The local community kept us going.”
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Campaigners have created their own library outside the building where people can come and borrow books.
People are being invited to pop along to show their support.
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Yesterday a High Court judge ruled in favour of Brent Council’s decision to close half of the borough’s reading rooms.
The libraries which have been closed are Barham Park, Cricklewood, Kensal Rise, Neasden, Preston and Tokyngton.
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