It might seem strange why I am choosing to write a post on library closures in London - well, London is as much my home as Lagos is and UK government spending cuts are affecting public libraries. Kensal Rise library is one of them. This is a community library, and if nothing else a treasured historical building in the neighbourhood. I have been following the stories surrounding the Kensal Rise library and other local libraries in London for a while now because local libraries are a great resource for young and old alike, as well as students. I recently read an article Zadie Smith wrote about the closure of libraries in the UK and I honestly could not have said it any better than she did. The library is "an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay".