An eight-year-old boy has written a poem on the importance of saving the borough’s libraries.

Fergus Lyon, of Huntingdon road, East Finchley, often uses his local library and has expressed his views on why it should be saved through a short poem.

East Finchley is just one of the many libraries across London and the UK facing staffing and financial cuts.

Here is what Fergus wrote:

Because there were no books, There was no learning.

Because there was no learning, There was no college.

Because there was no college, There were no jobs.

Because there were no jobs, People became homeless,

And all because Barnet Council tried to shut us out.

Protesters will be outside East Finchley Library on World Book Day Thursday March 3 from 3.30 to 4.30pm.