Category: NEWS

National Library Campaigners speak out!

The inaction of the DCMS has been highlighted by national campaigners.   The Bookseller: 11th July 2013 Library Campaign wards of library ‘slaughter’   The Guardian: 12th July 2013 Library Campaigners predict 1,000 closures by 2016   The Independent: 12th…

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Ode to Libraries

Ode to Libraries Making Waves choir sing their protest at the savage cuts to public libraries, written for the National Libraries Day February 2013, first performed at Newbiggin Hall Library in Newcastle under threat of closure by the council. This…

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Swindon’s Libraries postcode lottery

Library Campaigner and Swindon resident Shirley Burnham has sent the following to each  Councillor in Swindon in preparation for the Budget Setting meeting tomorrow. Dear Councillor Council Meeting – 21st February The Small Libraries : Covingham & Liden, Old Town,…

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International radio star!

The Library Campaign features in an internet radio debate on quirky station Litopia, alongside author and campaigner Alan Gibbons. Laura Swaffield, Chair of the Library Campaign, says, ‘The debate was sparked by the daft anti-library comments made by Terry Deary,…

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Is your library actually a good one?

There’s just time to enter it for the Bookseller Industry Awards. Closing date this Friday 15 February.  They are looking for a library (or a whole library service) that offers ‘evidence of any combination of the following: • Innovations that have…

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