Save North Finchley Library from Closure
The residents of North Finchley and Whetstone are petitioning Barnet Council to keep North Finchley library open in its present welcoming, accessible and convenient building. Why close a successful and popular library when over the past year there has been significant investment in new facilities? This has included a Sure start centre which enables local parents to give their children the best possible start in life through early education, health and family support. Barnet council have plans to move the library to the Arts Depot site;this makes no sense to the residents. In the Art Depot the library would be in several diffrent locations. In the current library all the services are on one site, we have considerable free parking and a good bus route for the residents of Whetstone and Totteridge, who have allready lost their local library. Libaries are the gateway to knowledge and mental freedom, as well as a space for old and young to share. We need to stand together and save North or Finchley Library today or we may lose it forever.