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Kensal Rise Library in snowKensal Rise Library was first opened by Mark Twain in 1900, and has served the local community for over one hundred years. Read more about the library by author Maggie Gee…

Our campaign to save Kensal Rise library has gained widespread support and attention from the local community, the national press, high-profile figures including Alan Bennett, Jacqueline Wilson, Philip Pullman, Zadie Smith, and as far afield as the Mark Twain House and Museum in the US.

We’ve had press coverage in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Star, Independent on Sunday, Guardian, The Sun, Evening Standard, New Statesman, Spectator, Harrow Observer, Willesden & Brent Times, and on national television on BBC, Channel 4 and ITV, and also on national radio, and international news coverage, from France’s Le Monde and Italy’s La Republica to India’s Tribune.

For all enquiries, e-mail kensalriselibraryusers@hotmail.co.uk.