Philip Pullman and Julia Donaldson join battle to save hundreds of British libraries
Posted on: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Philip Pullman and Julia Donaldson are among the children’s authors who are joining a new campaign that aims to fight the closure of up to 600 of the UK’s libraries.
The UK currently has around 4,600 libraries (including mobile units) and more than 10% of them are believed to be under threat. The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) estimates that the closures in 2011 will be nothing compared to the closures planned for next year.