Community Libraries Campaign: Kents Moat Library

Dear supporters, please join us this Saturday. We are campaigning to support Birmingham’s community libraries, which are under threat in the current review of local services by Birmingham City Council, which is seeking to make substantial cuts to all of its budgets. We will be holding leafleting sessions at individual libraries to raise public awareness,…

West Heath Needs its Library!

Download the flyer for the protest outside the site of the old West Heath library on April 9th at 11am: West Heath needs its library A word or two of explanation for non-West Heathens. The photo on the flyer is the boarded up site of the old library which was demolished a year or so…

Vaizey giving out wrong figures on library closures

From the The Bookseller: “The Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP) has written an open letter condemning Ed Vaizey’s use of “flawed” figures for closures and new openings of public libraries in the House of Commons.” “Figures from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) indicate that there were 3,043 libraries…