Kensal Rise Library on Channel 4 News – “Sarah Teather in library row”

Our campaign to save Kensal Rise Library was one of the main items on Channel 4 News last night. The item featured local residents campaigning to save the library, including author Maggie Gee, who told the programme:

This matters to all of us. It matters to children, it matters to mothers, it matters to teenagers and it matters to old people. it’s the one free space where we can all come and be together. We love that library and we’re absolutely determined to keep it open.

The programme also reported:

A Liberal Democrat Minister is in hot water after telling her constituents to remove all the books out of her local library to prevent its closure. Channel 4 News has learnt that the Children and Families Minister Sarah Teather told a meeting in her constituency last night that people campaigning against council cuts to library services could resort to direct action.

Watch the clip – Sarah Teather in library row.

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