As you may know, the government are planning to cut funding to councils across the UK, which will result in the closure of many of our wonderful libraries. In my county, Somerset, more than half of our libraries face closure over the coming months, and as an author I’ve been part of the campaign to try and get the government to change their minds.
On this page you’ll find links to the various activity taking place, including this video made by We Love Libraries, which I was more than happy to be part of (see 1.26).
You can also download this Save Our Libraries poster/leaflet and display it in your school (or anywhere else suitable).
We Love Libraries
“The short protest film is a ten minute film that contains passionate, pro-library one-liners that are delivered by UK citizens from all walks of life (children, parents, the elderly, the unemployed, travellers, etc.) and also contains contributions from celebrities such as Lord Julian Fellowes, Salman Rushdie, author Kate Mosse, Sir David Attenborough, Alan Bennett, Michael Eavis and several top authors from the Royal Society of Literature.
“The We Love Libraries protest film is a joint collaboration of filmmakers Garfield Kennedy, Ken Kutsch and Kevin Redpath. It has been edited by Martin Wells.”