Friern Barnet Library marks 80th birthday

Times Series: The library is now run by a team of voluntary trustees after it was saved from closure last year The library is now run by a team of voluntary trustees after it was saved from closure last year

A popular library saved from closure last year is celebrating its 80th birthday next Sunday.

Friern Barnet Library, now run by a team of voluntary trustees, is marking the anniversary with a special celebration.

Special guests at the event include founder of National Libraries Day Alan Gibbons, chairman of national charity The Library Campaign Laura Swaffield, and Boyd Tonkin, a senior writer at The Independent.

Friern Barnet Library was closed by Barnet Council in 2012 under plans to sell off the building.

But a community campaign to have it reopened, which was boosted by a group of squatters who occupied the building for more than five months, led to a U-turn by the local authority the following year.

Local councillors and many of the library’s trustees and volunteers are also expected to attend birthday celebration, on Sunday, March 23, between 2pm and 5pm.

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12:53pm Fri 14 Mar 14

adamlarkin@hotmail.com says...

Hello


I am Adam, and am part of the Publicity team at Friern Barnet Community Library.

This event takes place on Sunday 23 March, 2 - 5 pm.

The Volunteers, Trustees and the Publicity team will be there.

Do come and say hello, enjoy the cake, soft drinks and other light food with us.

Many thanks.


Adam
Hello I am Adam, and am part of the Publicity team at Friern Barnet Community Library. This event takes place on Sunday 23 March, 2 - 5 pm. The Volunteers, Trustees and the Publicity team will be there. Do come and say hello, enjoy the cake, soft drinks and other light food with us. Many thanks. Adam adamlarkin@hotmail.com
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3:44pm Fri 14 Mar 14

adamlarkin@hotmail.com says...

Hello


Brilliant, thank you for updating this piece to show our birthday event on Sunday 23 March.

Many thanks.


Adam
Hello Brilliant, thank you for updating this piece to show our birthday event on Sunday 23 March. Many thanks. Adam adamlarkin@hotmail.com
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