Saturday, 5 February 2011

Still Here

It got a bit windy the other night (122mph gusts - apparently that counts as a hurricane ) so we were a little nervous as to what we would find when we came into work the next day. Thankfully, other than a peedie pile of what looks like bits of ridge tile on the pavement, the library has come through unscathed.

Unhappily this cannot be said of many other libraries across the country, which face massive cuts and closure due to the current economic climate. Today is Save Our Libraries Day  and across the country folk are supporting the campaign by taking part in read-ins, mass borrowings and storytelling events.

Phil Bradley has created a great collection of retro posters to support the campaign, based on war-time information posters, including the one above. Here are some more of our favourites

All libraries improve with use so make sure you visit your local branch regularly and spread the word.


  1. Save our libraries - if it wasn't for my childhood love of books, I'd be a Higher short (for those that remember what Highers were), and there are so many other resources available at the Local Library. Fingers crossed for all those under threat. Jo

  2. Thanks Jo for the words of support, and well done on the extra Higher.

    More evidence (as though it were needed) of the role libraries play in supporting (lifelong)learning.


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