Day 28: Kew Library – Where he’d rather be #30days30libraries

Tucked between the shops by the station (and looking a lot like a shop itself) you’ll find Kew Library. It’s the smallest that I’ve visited, but also felt like the busiest. There was barely a patch of carpet left in the children’s section (located by the window, at the front.) My nephew plonked himself down in the only remaining plot and…

Day 24: Wood Green Library – Full of light #30days30libraries

We woke up to a different country today. A divided nation. Like so many others, well in fact precisely 48.1% of the country, I was completely shocked to hear that the UK had voted to leave the European Union. Travelling to Wood Green Library this morning, I looked over at my fellow passengers in the tube carriage,…

Day 22: East Sheen Library – Welcome #30days30libraries

Despite the sign, I found it a little hard to find East Sheen Library. It’s in the same building as a day centre and is situated in a cluster of similar looking buildings that also include a health centre and a clinic. I was very glad to find it, thanks to the lovely open plan children’s library…

Day 19: Camberwell Library – Libraries are everything #30days30libraries

There’s a queue outside Camberwell library as midday strikes. Being a Sunday, there are shorter opening hours today and now a crowd has converged around its glass doors. Once in, we all quickly disperse to different areas. A Rastafarian heads straight for a computer, a brother and sister start scanning the stubby-sized bookshelves, a young woman darts…