Campaigners celebrate the 61st anniversary of Barham Library

Campaigners outside the former Barham Library building

Campaigners outside the former Barham Library building - Credit: Archant

Reading room was closed by Brent Council in 2011

More than 100 people joined library campaigners in Wembley to celebrate their former reading room’s 61st anniversary.

Both children and adults enjoyed a picnic in Barham Park to mark the day that Barham Library opened.

Members of the Friends of Barham Library (FOBL) organised a book stall, games and a picnic lunch.

Barham Library opened on May 31, 1952 and served residents until October 2011.

Cllr Paul Lorber, a member of FOBL and leader of the Liberal Democrat party in Brent said: “We enjoyed a fine sunny day and everyone who came had a great time.

“It was sad to see the empty building but we were encouraged by the determination of supporters to continue the fight to get Barham Library reopened.”

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Barham Library friends group are continuing to run their Volunteer Library and second hand bookshop at 428 High Road three days a week – Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 5pm and Saturday from 11am to 5pm.

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