1. Support libraries in the UK!
We are delighted to announce that the partnership between Bilbary and Kensal Rise Library is now active.
This groundbreaking collaboration will promote and encourage reading by providing access to over 300,000 e-books available via e-readers, computers, tablets and smart phones.
Bilbary, an online e-book service (run by Tim Coates former MD of Waterstones and respected library campaigner and advocate) is running in the USA and will now operate through Kensal Rise Library in the UK.
50% of revenues raised through our website will go to our library.
Everyone in the world can now buy their books through us not Amazon, Nook or Kobo and support libraries at the same time!
Just click on the e-books button or Bilbary.com logo on our website www.savekensalriselibrary.org to order your books.
2. Saturday 13th October Light of Learning Relay and First Birthday Celebration for the Kensal Rise Pop up Library.
From 10am at Kensal Rise Library.
A year ago on this day six libraries in Brent were closed by the council.
On Saturday we will be marking these closures with campaigners from all six by holding a relay between the six closed libraries.
The relay will start at Kensal Rise Library at 11am, then on to Cricklewood, Neasden, Tokyngton, Barham Park and finishing at 5.30pm at Preston Rd.
Peter Grigg has agreed to run for Kensal Rise and we would like to see as many of you as possible join us at the library to send him off.
We will be having a gathering and a reading before he goes.
Thank you Peter for doing the running while we stay behind and eat cake.
More details on the relay can be found on our website www.savekensalriselibrary.org
This day of closure of the libraries also marks the establishment of our Pop Up Library which will have been running for 12 months on October 13th.
Our Pop Up Library has become a powerful symbol of the determination of this community to support the campaign to keep our library open.
The campaign itself has been going for nearly two years!
It has been a magnificent achievement and we believe our community should be congratulating itself.
We will be celebrating this achievement with refreshments and activities for adults and children.
We will also have We Love Kensal Rise Library Wall where you can write messages.
Come along and bring cakes and we’ll drink a toast and sing happy birthday and hopefully it will be the last birthday we will have to celebrate outside.
We are expecting a decision by All Souls College on the proposal we submitted any day now.
They said when we met with them earlier this year that they hoped to have made a decision by October.
And after the fantastic success of our pledge drive (over £80,300) they must know that we continue to have massive support and we are still here and won’t go quietly …….
Regards and hope to see you from 10am on Saturday October 13th at the library.