Hundreds celebrate library 110-year anniversary

The Upper Norwood Library, which opened on July 4th 1900, celebrated its 110-year anniversary on 4th and 5th of July 2010, with hundreds taking part in the celebrations.

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The July 4th American Independence theme was reflected in the boots and stetsons sported by visitors enjoying Hillbilly musicians, a whip-cracker, jugglers, a stilt-walker, an escapologist, can-can dancers, a Punch and Judy show, and a flea-circus, all equally popular with parents and children.

CPCA Chairman John Payne, who, with a CPCA team was at the weekend event said, "It doesn't seem possible that this wonderful library could be under threat of closure. People were appalled when told that Croydon Council want to make cuts that threaten its future existence".

UNLC 110th birthday celebrations, July 2010 UNLC 110th birthday celebrations, July 2010

Furious people who asked what they could do to stop this vandalism were told to lobby their local Council and MPs, join the CPCA and support the Upper Norwood Joint Library Campaign against proposed cuts or possible closure of the library service.

Mike Warwick

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