February 5th is the official day of action for the protest to cuts to library services. Theses cuts have been confirmed to see 400 brick and mortar libraries, and 45 mobile libraries close. This number is threatening to be doubled in short order. Just because your library is not already under threat, does not mean it will not be in the near future.
Gloria de Piero has called to attention the lifeline our libraries play for pensioners, mums and toddlers, and the 20% of the population without internet access available in their homes.
The culture minister, Ed Vaizey, is responding to ensuing criticism, stating he will consider the use of statutory powers on a case by case basis.
An online library supporters information and support site, Voices for the Library, can be found at http:www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/wordpress.