Birmingham Libraries in Trouble

Originally posted on Lucybird's Book Blog:
Library of Birmingham (photo by me) So what I had feared is happening. Birmingham, yes, cannot really afford its lovely new library. I was concerned from the beginning (well sort of) that the opening of a fancy, new, and- yes- expensive library would effect the libraries in Birmingham…

Mini Street Festival Against #Austerity – Birmingham People’s Assembly

Saturday 22nd August, 1-3pm Outside the Library of Birmingham @FoLoB_ the Library Campaign will be there! As will Peoples Assembly –  Unison    –   Jeremy Corbyn Campaign    –     Republic  – TTIP Campaign (38 Degrees)     –    CPB   –     Greenpeace     –     Green Party    –     Left Unity – Benefits for Justice Campaign   …

From Bad to Worse

National and local press, readers and authors have slated Birmingham Libraries’ appeal for book donations as financial difficulties make it impossible for any new books to be bought. The Guardian , Daily Telegraph and the Birmingham Post have all reported the dire situation in our library service. It is a scandal that there has been…