Friday, June 12, 2009

Campaign for the Book

In September last year, the children's author, Alan Gibbons (Shadow of the Minotaur is a terrific read!), launched a campaign to protect libraries in schools and to try and prevent library closures in the community.
He's now organised an e-petition, which reads:

We, the undersigned, call on Her Majesty’s Government to accept
in principle that it will make school libraries, run by
properly qualified staff, statutory and to prepare the
necessary legislation in consultation with the appropriate
professional associations and trade unions.

The petition has been approved by the Number 10 web team, and is now available on the Number 10 website.

To find out more, visit Alan's blog.

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