Mark Twain stamp released as fight continues to save Kensal Rise Library

Mark Twain stampIn honour of Mark Twain, the Mark Twain House and museum is issuing stamps of Twain. Works by Twain include Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and he is considered one of the world’s great writers.

Kensal Rise Library was opened by Mark Twain as a gift to the people of Brent from All Soul’s College, Oxford. It was opened to encourage reading and raise child literacy levels, and it is for that reason that residents are fighting so hard to keep it open.

In response to the proposed closure of Kensal Rise Library, the museum has said:

The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT supports your efforts to keep libraries open and accessible to all.

Mark Twain opens Kensal Rise Library

Mark Twain, one of the world's great writers, at the opening ceremony of Kensal Rise Library

It comes as the Evening Standard reports that Kensal Green has one of the highest child illiteracy rates in London. Kensal Green needs a library now more than ever to fight this scandal, and residents are calling on Cllrs Ann John and James Powney to join that fight.

The Brent SOS Libraries campaign is fighting to save the six libraries upon which Brent’s children are so dependent.

 

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