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Back in October 2011, in the face of intense local opposition, Brent Council closed Kensal Rise Library. As soon as the doors were locked locals began to bring tents, chairs and books to the closed library building, and the Pop-up was born.
Books quickly began overflowing out of the makeshift Pop-up, getting destroyed by the weather, and it was clear that a weather resistant protection was required. The community got together and built a simple timber framed structure - using redundant recycling bins for shelving and donated furniture - which still stands today.
As a temporary structure, the current Pop-up has served the community well, but its exposure to the elements has been relentless over the winter and it has sustained weather damage which must be repaired. Because the Pop-up is staffed by volunteers and funded by donations, we need your help to make these repairs so that we can protect the books and keep our much loved KensalRise Pop-up Library open.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The Kensal Rise Library Pop-up is an essential focal point of the community, serving adults and children alike. It has a great selection of donated books, and also provides events and activities throughout the year.
Steps to get it done:
For more information about the Save Kensal Rise Library Campaign:
About the space