Save our libraries day

Crofton Park library was packed today as part of the national ‘read in’ day to highlight the threat of library cuts.

Children crowded around a story teller and others read readings form their favourite books and poems. Author Lindsey Davis who used the library when she first began writing, read from her book “Alexandria”, a story set in the first city to have a public library.

New Cross Libary was occupied by library campaigners last night. The read-in group at New Cross library voted to continue its protest by staying in overnight. Occupier James Holland, of Save New Cross Library, said, “I think with this occupation we are going to take the libraries campaign – and the anti-cuts campaign in general – to a whole new level. We are just not going to put up with these cuts.  Video below. .

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/19622371″>New Cross Library overnight sit-in protest</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user5907023″>SarahinHD</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

The campaign to save our libraries continues.

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