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Read-in raises support for the fight to save Kensal Rise Library

PUBLISHED: 10:07 07 February 2011 | UPDATED: 14:03 09 February 2011

These two look chuffed to bits with their books finds. Pictured: Elizabeth Ulusele 3 and Tippy McCaffer 5

These two look chuffed to bits with their books finds. Pictured: Elizabeth Ulusele 3 and Tippy McCaffer 5

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Scores of families pledged their support for the campaign by taking out a book

Supporters of Kensal Rise library urge passers-by to pick up a book and show their support for the reading room, which is threatened with closure. Pictured: Author Nick Rankin with Jim Laney 10 and Stanley Laney 6,  and Oscar Clark 8

Scores of families flocked to Kensal Rise Library at the weekend for a read-in to galvanise support for the fight to save the reading room.

It took place on National Save our Libraries Day, and included story reading and songs, a children’s entertainer, and quizzes.

Campaigners are fighting to save the library, which was opened by the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn author Mark Twain in 1900, after Brent Council announced plans to close it in a bid to save money.

Libraries in Barham Park, Neasden, Cricklewood, Tokyngton and Preston are also threatened with closure.

For more information on the Save Kensal Rise library campaign visit www.savekensalriselibrary.org

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