The fight for Preston Library told. Please share!
The fight for Preston Library told. Please share!
The Friends of Preston Library have been awarded funding from Brent Council’s Ward Working Fund to run events at the old Preston Library Building in Carlton Avenue East [currently a temporary school].
Book-related events will be run. Depending on the age group targeted, the events will offer: * readers and/or speaker or story-teller
* children’s activities
* access to book stock
The draft programme of events will include events for children, such as readings, story-telling and activities, talks on topics of more general interest, events of interest to older members of the community, on topics such as family history or IT access or speakers on topics of specific interest to particular local groups.
The community hub is currently operating on Monday early afternoons offering a writers group, newspapers, a scrabble group and English conversation for those for whom English is a second language.
Save the date!
1 – 3 pm at 235 Preston Road.
The theme for National Poetry day is Water and we ‘re looking for suggestions so any suggestions of poetry and nursery rhymes mentioning water or the sea. So far we have Jack and Jill, Dr Foster went to Gloucester, the Owl and the Pussycat and I must go down to the sea again by Spike Milligan and the original! Email us here
Monday 14th October: Anniversary of the opening of Preston Community Library – ANIMAL FARM
I hope as many of you as possible can pop in for the Anniversary of our community library. Our banned book this year is Animal Farm – very appropriate for Brent! We hope to read the entire book. Marilyn has a shortened version so if any children want to read, they can read from that.
Volunteers to assist always welcome.
We are also looking for volunteers to help us catalogue our new pile of books in Urdu and the works of Shakespeare.
Email us here
We can be found at 235 Preston Road, Wembley.
Our very own Geraldine has been chosen as a ‘Giver’ on ‘World Book Night‘. She has been gifted inscribed copies of ‘Girl With A Pearl Earring’ by Tracy Chevalier.
She has organized an event at ASDA in Wembley Park tomorrow Tuesday 23rd where the first 6 people to ask will be given a copy.
Local Author Daniel Ridley-Kitts MBE, signing his recently published ‘Military, Naval and Civil Airships since 1783′ by The History Press, at Preston Community Library this morning.
Members of the Preston Library Campaign, took up residence in Preston Community Library, a temporary reading room in Preston Road, Wembley, for a Charles Dickens reading session.
Read more here.
Founder Jacqueline Bunce-Linsell with fellow trustee Simon Gurevitz open the latest venue for our wandering library on October 13 2012 with a marathon reading of Alice in Wonderland:
There are more than 2000 books for you (700 in the reading room itself). To join, take some photo ID and a household bill along to collect your membership card and borrow books.
Volunteers for cataloguing and general activities always welcome, as are donations.
Preston Community Library was set up as a Charitable Company, and has now been awarded Charitable Status. Donations are most welcome.
PARKING IN PRESTON ROAD IS FREE ON A SUNDAY provided it is not an event day at the Stadium***
The success of the reading and lending room is dependent on sufficient funding and volunteers willing to give their time. Any offers of help in particular and donations of money will be gratefully received.
Enquiries: Preston Community Library
While we lose vital services just to save £400,000, 10 times as much has been spent on the latest Apple devices…
Brent Council is spending £5million on up to 3,000 iPads and iPhones in time for the move to the new Civic Centre next year.
By Hannah Bewley, Wembley Observer. Read more here.
One year on, Brent SOS Libraries campaign marked the closure of our libraries with a torch relay between all 7 libraries, stopping at Barham Community Library, before winding its way to the newly inaugurated Preston Community Library where a marathon read of Alice in Wonderland was held. A vigil was held at Preston Library itself before we moved onto a party at the Windermere. Phew!
A year since our libraries were closed, Brent SOS Libraries will be running it’s own Light of Learning torch relay through each site, linking each and renewing our commitment to reopening all of them.
At 5pm it’ll arrive at Preston Library, where we will have guest readings, before a good old knees up at The Windermere at 6pm. Expect great music, raffles and free buffet! (Map + itinerary below)
But the fun will begin earlier at 2pm, when Preston Community Library will reopen at 235 Preston Road with a marathon reading of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. So come along!
Alongside the Light of Learning torch relay marking 1 year since library closure PRESTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY will reopen at 235 Preston Road, with a marathon reading of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
We would like chidren to come and help us read Alice from start to finish.
Please let us know if your child would like to take part.
PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT US – We have over 2,000 donated books. We will only have about 700-800 in the reading room at any one time.
The reading room will open on Sunday mornings from 10am until 1pm starting this Sunday 14th October. It will also open on Thursday afternoons from 2pm to 4.30pm starting 18th October.
PARKING IN PRESTON ROAD IS FREE ON A SUNDAY provided it is not an event day at the Stadium
The performance poets Tim Wells, Fran Isherwood and Chuquai Billy are pleased to appear as part of The Kilburn Comedy Festival. The evening is in support of Preston Library.
They will be joined by other quick-fire poets and the audience can judge the winner.
Tickets: £8 (£5 Concessions/Friends of Preston Library) – Book on 07773951099 or on the door.
The bookshelves are gone – Brent Council has started work on the temporary classrooms that will live inside Preston Library for the next year or two. But the community library will be back, and on a sunny Friday and Saturday, we notched up loads more members.