15 February 2011

Libraries saved by peaceful protest

Ventnor library on the Isle of Wight had a mass protest recently that emptied the much larger central library in Newport of its books. Up to thirty books per customer were stripped from the shelves and returned to local libraries threatened by Coalition cuts. I have spoken to various local librarians about this and can attest to the strength of local feeling and that the library closures, like the forest sell-off, is starting to prove to be a headache to the Coalition....

Read the feature in full at the studentguardian.co.uk

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