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Pop-up library launched
THE LAUNCH of a new pop-up library to replace a recently closed facility was a success, with residents flocking to sign up to the service.
More than 50 people went to see the opening of a volunteer run library on Saturday, which has been established in response to the closure of Barham Library by Brent Council.
The Saturday service is being hosted in an old nursery building next to Barham Park Primary School, and lots of local people signed up on its first day.
The volunteer library will be open every Saturday at the same place between 11am and 2pm until the end of July this year.
It is being organised and run by the Friends of Barham Library.
At the launch event there were lots of books for all age groups, and the volunteers also organised readings, puzzles and a quiz for young people.
The highlight of the day according to organisers was a display of 'precious' stones collected by seven-year-old Gabriella Henry.
A spokesman for the Friends of Barham Library said: "The friends ultimately want to return to the original library building in Barham Park, which was the home of the Library since May 31 1952 and which on May 31 (2012) would have celebrated its Diamond Jubilee."
Volunteer Gaynor Lloyd said: "It was areal thrill to see the old nursery packed with local people having a good time. The young people in particular got stuck in to the great collection of books donated by local supporters. We are looking forward to welcoming many new faces over the coming Saturdays."
To encourage local people to visit the Barham Volunteer Library this coming Saturday, the organisers are planning a special quiz. Participants will be challenged with questions the answers to which are hidden on information displayed around the pop-up library.
- The Friends of Barham Library Volunteer Library is situated at the back of Barham Primary School and can be accessed via Danethorpe Road, Wembley.
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