Save Lambeth Libraries – Weds 11 May

Posted: May 8, 2011 by lambethsaveourservices in Cutswatch, Demonstrate, Rally & Occupy!, Libraries
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I love my library!Alongside Children’s Services supporters at Wednesday’s council lobby will be the Save Lambeth Libraries campaigners, lobbying the council not to axe Lambert’s Library Staff.

Libraries are undergoing both a consultation on the future of libraries and a staff restructure (why are these not part of same program Lambeth?!) and Lambeth’s library workers and librarians are opposed to the huge cuts proposed by the council – staff cuts, reduced opening hours, de-professionalisation of librarians, possible closures, “community trusts” (cuts with glossy image?) and more.

How can you help? 4 things to do this week!


Step 1: Sign our new petition (direct with Lambeth): http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/moderngov/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=241

Step 2: Join us on Wednesday 11 May, 6pm at the town hall & lobby your democratic representatives!

Step 3: Contact your councillor and demand they oppose all cuts in libraries. Find your councillor and email them using the Lambeth website. Copy in Cllr Florence Nosegbe fnosegbe@lambeth.gov.uk (the councillor responsible for libraries & running the consultation).

Step 4: Spread the word! Email you friends and colleagues, post this to your Facebook (link below) and tweet us (again tweet button below, @SaveLambthlibs and @LambethSOS) and get them to do the same.

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Comments
  1. Joe Public says:

    Have you seen the (sub)-Standard today (Tue 10 May)? Alan Bennett the author/playwright/actor is getting in on the Brent libraries campaign by performing to try and raise £30 k needed to fund a judicial review to save 6 of their libraries. Looks like they’re following in the footsteps of Lewisham. The Brent campaign say their council’s decision is ‘riddled with errors’. AB says ” A child can learn to read at home as I did 70 years ago. But my only access to books, which changed my life, was at the local library. Deprive a child of that and you hinder its development for life. Closing libraries is child abuse”! Well said.