Primary school pupils have made an exhibition of postcards to mark the last day before the East Finchley library closes.

Martin Primary School pupils designed more than 400 postcards to explain what the library means to them and their families, with 48 displayed on the school fence adjoining the library.

Barnet Council launched the changes to library opening hours on Saturday, 1 April, with East Finchley library closing until August 2017 and other libraries only having 15 staffed hours.

Save Barnet Libraries member Emily Burnham said: “We wanted to find a means by which children’s voices could be heard directly.

“They are due to be impacted particularly severely by the cuts in staffed hours.”

The resident campaign Save Barnet Libraries also sent a letter to Secretary of State for Culture Karen Bradley in December 2016, but now children at the school are also writing letters to show their support for the campaign.

Year Six student Zara Lobley wrote in her letter: “My friends and I are very worried about the ongoing changes to our libraries in Barnet. We are avid readers and feel these changes will mean we are going to miss out on so much.

She added: “Over 440 children have written you postcards which we would like you to read so that you can understand what the library means to us”.

Zara also sent the letter to Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer, asking to hand over the postcards to them.

The exhibition will be displayed for as long as possible until the library reopens in August.