"Library campaigners are proposing a co-ordinated day of protest in February over the mass closures announced for the service since the government's comprehensive spending review. More than 350 libraries are currently threatened with closure, according to an online survey, with 26 mobile library services also earmarked to face the axe. The number is rising weekly as more councils come forward with cost-cutting proposals, with estimates that 800-1,000 libraries will soon be at risk. Campaigner Alan Gibbons is proposing a co-ordinated day of protest in February, the month when councils are due to finalise their spending decisions. Protesters, already active in local areas where major cuts are threatened, including Doncaster, Lewisham and Gloucestershire, will hold "read-ins" at selected branches, with speeches by concerned readers, authors, trade unionists, librarians and councillors"