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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Book Em Dano!


I went to a public meeting tonight where they discussed the planned cuts to the library service by the county council, which have been determined by government as part of the general reduction in the country's budget deficit. Libraries are vital to people's lives, through reading, learning or just going in to meet up with friends. I have been a library member since I was about six and have borrowed hundreds of books down the years.

These cuts to libraries have angered and upset many people. Some direct action has already taken place. For instance in one town, the residents took out every book in their library and stripped the shelves bare. The plan for Beeston is for people to all converge in our library on February 5th for a "read-in". I will be attending, and hope to take some pictures of the event.