A people’s library in London, occupied by a coalition of activists, librarians and community members, reopens a shuttered library and fills it with books and communty services.

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Those protesting the sale and development of North London’s Friern Barnet library and its surrounding green space have the following message for the council:
“Library campaign groups working with the Occupy movement and the local community share a common aim: that Friern Barnet library should be re-opened in the existing building by Barnet council and preserved as a fully funded library and community space with the direct involvement of local people in the decision making process. The occupation of the building is a direct action that has highlighted the massive community support for Friern Barnet library, and has challenged not only its closure but the entire One Barnet programme and the privatisation of our public services in general.” Article here:

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/12/504356.html

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