Library Closures

British Libraries Are Fighting Back! And It's Children Who Are Leading the Charge

Hilary Robinson | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hilary Robinson

At last great news for libraries! And it's the children who are putting their giant stamp of authority on the matter. Not only are there six writers of children's books amongst the top ten most borrowed authors of 2011/12 but children's fictions titles were borrowed a staggering 81.8 million times over that period.

Why We Need to Lobby to Save Our Libraries

Tim Coates | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Politics
Tim Coates

Today hundreds of people will march on Parliament to protest the closure and diminished service of their public libraries all over the country. Public officials simply do not understand why libraries are important - and that is because they are all of an age and an income which, for some reason, makes them believe that libraries are a thing of the ancient past.

Jeremy Hunt Under Fire For Failing To Stem Library Closures

Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics

Officials have attacked the government for failing to support libraries - amid accusations that ministers don't understand exactly what it is they do....