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Somerset & Glos Library Closures in High Court

http://www.publicinterestlawyers.co.uk/news_details.php?id=53 A High Court challenge is being launched over public library closures in Gloucestershire and Somerset. The challenge will focus on the legality of proposals drawn up by county councils to cut the numbers of libraries in their areas, says … Continue reading

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Libraries: about so much more than just books

When we think of libraries, we often think of big rooms full of shelves of books, with industrious scholars poring over dusty tomes and officious librarians wagging their fingers and shushing anyone who dares to make a noise. For the … Continue reading

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Why I am a library campaigner.

Up until December 2010 I would say I was more of a library supporter and library user than a library campaigner. In fact if someone would’ve asked if I was a library campaigner I would have said that that was … Continue reading

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The Full Story

In my last blog I explained my position about why I am a library campaigner – in an age of bullet points and power point we sometimes forget to listen to the full story. That is exactly what the minister, … Continue reading

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“Wivey Leaks” – good news, but fight goes on

PRESS RELEASE Campaigners in Wiveliscombe, Somerset, have been told that their local library and one other marked for closure will now be saved, although with reduced opening hours. County councillors confirmed the news on Saturday morning, as locals gathered at … Continue reading

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Ed Vaizey is not for turning

The Bookseller.com reports that Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, has said he will “consider the use of statutory powers” in support of public libraries, but only on a “case-by-case basis”, thereby appearing to rule out the growing calls for a national … Continue reading

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This is the site of the national campaign for an inquiry into the future of library services in the United Kingdom. We are calling for David Cameron and Nick Clegg to offer leadership and urgently consider: a) the likely detrimental impact … Continue reading

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