Ian Anstice, practising public librarian, library advocate and the brains behind Public Libraries News, the authoritative source of information on the state of the UK’s public library service, has written a post for the National Libraries Day website on why he will be supporting National Libraries Day on February 9 – and why you should too.
Next year’s National Libraries Day is due to take place on Saturday February 9, a culmination of a week’s worth of celebrations in school, college, university, workplace and public libraries across the UK.
Campaigners have come forward with a mixed response following the publication of a report from a Parliamentary inquiry into library closures.
A national gathering of library campaigners in London earlier this month has sought to set the direction of future activism and advocacy.
An inquiry held by MPs into public library closures is about to publish a long-awaited report into its findings.
Best-selling author Freya North has called libraries “cornerstones of the community” ahead of her appearance at the Letchworth Festival on Tuesday June 19 – and highlighted the longstanding role they have played in her writing
Your We ♥ Libraries team is incredibly excited today – for we’ve seen our entry on the Letchworth Festival programme website for Freya North’s visit in June.
So, how did we get on with our World Book Night giveaway? The event, which was held on and around Monday April 21, saw thousands of free books given away by participants around Britain as part of a drive to promote reading.
From the eastern edge of the county comes news of one Hertfordshire MP who has responded to a request by a constituent that he demonstrate support for public libraries.
On Tuesday last week members of We ♥ Libraries attended Speak Up for Libraries – a national lobby held at the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster to highlight the scale of library cuts around the country and to call on MPs to help mitigate them.