Labour councillors will be campaigning outside libraries across the borough today (Saturday 7 February) - National Libraries Day - as part of their campaign to stop the £2.85 million of cuts to Barnet's libraries proposed by the Conservative council. We will be collecting signatures for our 'Save our Library Service' petition outside the following libraries tomorrow:
Childs Hill Library
North Finchley Library
Golders Green Library
South Friern Library
In addition, resident-run events are taking place at:
East Finchley Library ('Read-in' run by East Finchley Library Users Group from 2pm)
Osidge Library ('Read-in' run by Osidge Library Users Group from 2pm)
Mill Hill Library (Flash-mob at the councillors' advice surgery - meet at corner of Hartley Ave and Mill Hill Broadway)
Labour's Libraries Spokesperson, Cllr Anne Hutton said: "We hope as many people as possible will visit their local library on National Libraries Day and show their support for a service that is under real threat of being completely decimated by millions of pounds of cuts.
"We believe the libraries' cuts plan should be halted and the council should work with local people on an alternative plan for our libraries that will secure their long term future for all the community."
1. You can sign the Labour Group petition to stop the libraries cuts here: http://betterbarnet.nationbuilder.com/saveourlibraryservice
To contact Cllr Hutton: firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the Barnet Labour Group: 020 8359 2568