August 22, 2010 at 12:44 pm 4 comments

We showed this video at the family Fun Day. It’s about a boy from Malawi in Africa. He taught himself how to build a windmill to help irrigate his families land by reading books at a local library. Be built the windmill. He saved his family from starvation.

We believe libraries are important. If someone from a small country in Africa can achieve so much from their library, what can someone with the opportunities in this country achieve?

Sydenham Library is under threat of closure. If it is shut it’s gone forever. The library is an essential part of the regeration of Home Park. The library have been incredibly supportive of the improvements that have been made in Home Park, especially with the Family Fun Day.

Even if you don’t use the library that much, if you believe in the library system, please support the campaign to save it:

More news on the campaign to follow.

Many thanks



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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sacha  |  August 26, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I missed the meeting. Is there going to be an ongoing campaign? I’m finding it hard to find anything out!

    • 2. Shell  |  September 9, 2010 at 8:49 pm

      HI Sacha

      Yes there is an on-going campaign and in fact there was a campaign meeting today which was well attended. PLease contact Anthony of Friends of home park on 07508467659. OR follow this blog. Sorry we didn’t publicise it on this blog but there have been campaigns outside the library for the last 2 Saturdays. What’s important is if you can attend the Sydenahm Assembly this saturday at the Grove centre 11am-1pm to show your support AND write a letter to the MAYOR with your objection. Lee Newham will be posting a template letter for us to download and sign and send to the Mayor, who has the final decision. Thanks very much for your interest and support.

  • 3. Joanna Gore  |  September 28, 2010 at 9:17 am

    If the council has decided to close the library, it may happen despite the campaign, what are their intentions beyond this? They most likely already have plans, where is the information about this?
    Has anyone investigated the coucil’s future intentions? they are unlikely to have just decided to close it without deciding on the possibilities of what next?

    • 4. leenewham  |  September 28, 2010 at 2:40 pm

      Hi Joanna,

      there are some ideas, although the council officer in charge of buildings has stated publicly that they want to ‘dispose’ of the building, which will mean it remains closed and become derelict, or it will be sold. We want the library to stay open and serve the community and we will work hard to ensure that is the case.


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