Saturday, 6 February 2016

Speak up for libraries 9 February 2016

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Posted by Arts Council England on Thursday, February 4, 2016

"Children’s authors are strongly represented in the most borrowed listings with five children’s authors among the Top 10 Most Borrowed Authors in UK libraries."

"They dominate amongst the four authors who clocked-up over 1,000,000 loans from UK public libraries during 2014-15. The three are former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson; Daisy Meadows, the brand behind the "Rainbow Magic" series and Francesca Simon, author of the "Horrid Henry" series. The fourth is thriller writer James Patterson, who also topped the chart for the ninth year running. "

Given how popular libraries are with children and how they help children to enjoy reading, it is very concerning that over 10% of libraries are under threat of closure.
"Voices for the Library representatives will be joining other members of the Speak Up For Libraries coalition at the lobby of Parliament for libraries on 9th February 2016 at Central Hall Westminster."

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