Wed, 05/09/2012 - 08:05
The Friends of Kensal Rise Library need to raise only another £10,000 before Friday (7th September) to help secure their bid to turn the building into a community-run library.
So far, the group has raised £59,909 out of a total of £70,000 that would see them able to...
Fri, 10/08/2012 - 08:52
The Friends of Kensal Rise Library have insisted their efforts to open a community library are ongoing, after a local councillor claimed they had brought an end to their campaign.
Members of the group took Brent Council to the High Court last year in a bid to keep a number of libraries in the area open. However, the council won...
Tue, 10/07/2012 - 13:07
Calls for Kensal Rise Library to be reopened have spread internationally, with staff at the Mark Twain House and Museum in the US writing a passionate letter to Brent Council.
Jacques Lamarre, the director of communications at the museum...
Tue, 29/05/2012 - 08:30
A Kensal Rise campaigner has deemed “cowardly” a midnight raid by Brent Council to empty Kensal Rise library, which was closed last year, of its books.
The building was emptied between 2am and 3am this morning (29th May). It is understood that around 15 council workers, escorted by police officers, stripped the library of...
Thu, 29/12/2011 - 12:49
Library campaigners on watch outside Brent's Preston Library cried "Shame on you" as books and computers were cleared from the building by council workers today (29th December), with police in attendance.
Vans arrived at 9.30am to begin clearing the library of its contents. Local campaigners had been on intermittent...
Mon, 17/10/2011 - 14:25
Literary agent Geraldine Cooke is calling on members of the book trade with links to Brent to join demonstrators in their vigils outside the north London borough's closed libraries.
Speaking from outside Preston Park Library in Brent this afternoon, Cooke said local residents had prevented the removal of books and computers from...
Thu, 13/10/2011 - 16:12
Around 50 demonstrators, including women with children, are gathering outside Kensal Rise library in Brent this afternoon (13th October) as workmen prepare to board up the door and windows.
The library was closed this morning, with a notice on display saying it would be closed until 2pm to allow for a staff briefing. But when...