The library revolt continues…

Sorry folks, I tried to post a link to this story this morning, but mobile internet failed and the article was mangled by cycberspace.

It seems that those who feel strongly about the attack on learning and culture in Walsall – namely, cuts to Leisure Services, who oversee leisure centres,libraries museums and the like – are gathering support. Over at the excellent ‘The Bookworm Turns‘ blog, the literary defender of the proud tradition of free libraries in Walsall has welcomed new support from an unexpected corner, and has posted up print-out and share guides to protest letter writing, handy for crafting complaints to our civic leaders.

Protest in any way you can. Once we’ve lost these facilities, they will not return. Rumour has it that every Walsall library not in a major urban centre will be closed. This is scandalous, no more, no less.

I am delighted to be able to announce that those of us in ‘cyberspace’ who are taking a stand against the disastrous, ideological and ill-conceived national and local goverment cuts currently being proposed to services in Walsall Metropolitan Borough are not alone…

Read more at ‘The Bookworm Turns’…

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One Response to The library revolt continues…

  1. Rose says:

    I will certainly use The Bookworm’s links to do as he suggests. We should do something to attract loads of attention. Like organise an en mass takeout where as many people as possible in the borough go and withdraw the maximum number of books they can to see if we can clear the libraries. It would be hilarious and certainly make local news bulletins. British ppl have a great sense of humour and you only have to take a look at Ann widdecome still going strong in Strictly to know pol would get on board. We just need a clear campaign message and a date!

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