How many of us who regularly used Preston Library or walked past it, knowing that we could drop in to borrow a book or DVD, read a paper, use a computer, study or read undisturbed, or enjoy all the cultural, social and essential activities that were hosted in the facility?
The loss of the library left a gaping hole in the heart of our community and deprived residents, young and old, and students of a vital service.
However, Brent Council has now promised to donate the Preston Library property to the local community to operate a volunteer-run library service.
The Friends of Preston Library, who have been campaigning against the closure of our library, and Preston Community Library, which has been offering book-lending and other services in the absence of a council-funded library, are delighted to be given the opportunity to restore and enhance the facilities offered by the Preston Library project.
This is great news for the community.
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