Campaign to Support Community Libraries: Sparkhill

SATURDAY 25 JUNE 11 a.m.

The next venue in our leafleting campaign to support Birmingham’s community libraries is outside  Sparkhill Library on Saturday 25  June between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.. The aim is to raise public awareness that all of these libraries are under threat in the current review of local services by Birmingham City Council, which is looking to make substantial cuts to the budgets for local services. The fact that a number of planned library closures were withdrawn in 2014-15 after local petitioning does not mean that these libraries are safe, merely that Birmingham City Council is taking a very long time to come to decisions on their future.

We will be leafleting, and talking to library users to encourage them to join our campaign and/or to set up local campaigns. There will be a short reading of extracts from The Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964. This is the legislation which imposes a duty on local authorities to provide adequate and accessible library services.

Do join us to talk to people about why libraries are important. If you would be interested in taking  part in leafleting sessions at other libraries, do let us know (sessions do not have to be on a Saturday).

Sparkhill Library is at 641 Stratford Road, Sparkhill,  Birmingham B11 4EA, at the junction of Stratford Road and Avondale Road. Buses 5, 6, 6A, 31, 36, X20 go past the library; routes 1,2,3 go near. It is a short walk from Hall Green station.

We look forward to seeing you.

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