The campaign to save Kensal Rise Library has hit the international press yet again, with an article in Italy’s La Republica, one of the main national newspapers sold across the country. The article notes:
The Library debate in London is also causing concern. 6 libraries in one area are threatened with closure, including Kensal Rise Library, founded by Mark Twain in 1900. Writers including Zadie Smith have protested, but without success. A large Civic centre with a library is being built in the next two years in Wembley. This is too far away for locals (especially the elderly). The local council is justifying these closures by opening the remaining libraries 7 days a week with free wifi and internet connections. Are we sure that this is progress?