Friern Barnet Library will host a ceremony today after a community group took control of it. Barnet Council has agreed to let the group run the library after a campaign by local residents and the Occupy group.
The council had wanted to sell the library and move its facilities to another centre. However, the campaigners have now won their battle to keep the original building open.
Liz Wickham did this report in September 2012 on the campaign: