On February 5th, libraries all over the United Kingdom held events to protest the threatened closure of over 450 library services. Read more about the mass shhh-in and flashmob book readings, as well as the countless authors and other celebrity – along with the not-so-famous – patrons who turned out save their libraries! You might also be inspired by writer Philip Pullman’s impassioned plea. It is his hope that the protests “bring to the attention of even the thickest-headed local council member that there is a great deal more passionate feeling about libraries than they bargained for.”
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