Romanian book section at Walthamstow library

Mihai Nanu (left) and friend Bogean Cristean with the first batch of books outside Walthamstow library

Mihai Nanu (left) and friend Bogean Cristean with the first batch of books outside Walthamstow library

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter, covering Walthamstow, Leyton and Leytonstone. Call me on 07768 507 739

A section of Walthamstow library is to be home to Romanian books after one migrant made it his mission to educate non-English speaking members of his community.

Mihai Nanu , a film-maker who lives in Tower Hamlets, said he was told by fellow Romanians that they were keen to use the library but were unable to access Romanian books.

Mr Nanu asked library staff if they would stock the books if he could find somebody to supply them.

He then wrote an open letter appealing to the people of Romania, which was picked up by a newspaper.

Two days later 200 books were delivered.

The books will be available to rent in one month.

For more on this story see next week's Waltham Forest Guardian and Chingford Guardian - out next Thursday.

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