Campaigners Voices for the Library have declared this Saturday 5 February a day of action for libraries. Up and down the country, library users will stage protests and read-ins against library cuts. And Barnet is getting in on the act! We know of two events – in East Finchley and Edgware – please support one or both of the following, and let us know about any more.

East Finchley Library Users Group says:

Dear Library lover,

We will be joining in with a protest outside East Finchley Library from 2.00 to 3.00pm this Saturday 5th February.

Please come along to join us and meet East Finchley residents, children’s author Anne-Marie Conway and poet Fleur Adcock.

As you know Barnet’s library service is under threat of severe cuts. We will be collecting signatures on the ‘Save Barnet’s Libraries’ petition started by Roger Tichborne which has already received more than 5,000 signatures.

Hope to see you there!

Polly Napper, East Finchley Library Users Group

Barnet Unison says:

As part of the National Day for Libraries on Saturday 5th February Barnet UNISON are running a stall outside the Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Station Road, Edgware between 10.30 a.m. and 12 noon in support of the Barnet “Save Our Libraries” and UNISON’s “Love Your Libraries” campaigns.

Details of other protests across the country can be found on the Guardian website here.