Around 60 children from Welbourne Primary School joined the Deputy leader of Haringey Council, Jamaican High Commissioner, Tottenham MP David Lammy and local poet Abe Gibson to officially re-open the £3million Marcus Garvey Library.

The new-look Marcus Garvey Library and Customer Services Centre in the heart of Tottenham boasts:

  • 22,000 new books
  • 52 new computers to give resident more opportunities than ever to get online and learn new digital skills
  • Dedicated Marcus Garvey and Afro-Caribbean collection, which is set to be expanded even further in the future
  • Spacious, refurbished children’s library
  • Quiet study room, providing plenty of space for young people to study during exam times
  • New customer service facilities, including payment machines, an information desk and staff on hand to answer questions. 

Haringey Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Culture Cllr Bernice Vanier said:

At a time when libraries across London are closing, we are incredibly proud to officially open the £3million Marcus Garvey Centre today. It gives local people access to one of the best libraries in London with a huge range of new books and a collection dedicated to Marcus Garvey. The cutting edge arts and culture at the Marcus Garvey centre along with high quality sports and leisure is further evidence of the significant investment and improvements we are seeing across Tottenham.