Author Graham Marks helps libraries with read-in this Saturday

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By LiseS | Wednesday, February 02, 2011, 13:19

Popular children's author Graham Marks will be part of a borough-wide "read-in" in Haringey libraries this Saturday. Nine authors will be reading in nine Haringey libraries as part of a national day of action against library closures, and Marks will be reading at Highgate Library from 2pm.

Marks, who attended art school in Harrow before entering the world of publishing, began writing fiction for children and young people in 1982 but had his first real success with Radio Radio, a novel about city kids running a pirate radio station first published in 2003. Marks has also written underworld thrillers, spy mysteries and science-fiction for young adults.

Libraries all around the country are planning read-ins on Saturday 5 February, as a way of demonstrating the public need for libraries which are under threat from the latest round of spending cuts. The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has published a series of actions you can take to help support libraries, from Tweeting to borrowing as many books as you can.

Highgate Library's event begins at 2pm and is free of charge. The library, at 1 Shepherds Hill (N6 5QJ) remains open until 5pm on Saturdays, so why not stay for a browse after the reading?

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