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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Library closures: writers attack Ed Vaizey in open letter (UK)

Joanna Trollope, Yann Martel, Patrick Ness and Kate Mosse were among the 200-plus signatories to a blistering open letter to culture minister Ed Vaizey urging him to take action to prevent libraries from closing up and down the country. Penned by library campaigners in Gloucestershire, who saw a judge rule last month that their council's plan to close 10 libraries was unlawful and should be quashed, the letter lambasts Vaizey for his "deafening" silence in the face of library cuts and closures, and calls on him to act

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