Internet Petition to Save Winterbourne Library, Bristol

Here’s another internet petition peeps in Bristol might like to sign. The public library in Winterbourne is being threatened with having its opening days cut to just two a week, or being closed altogether under the government’s austerity programme. If you wish to read more or sign it, go to:

I’ve signed it, because I am a user of the library facilities in Bristol. These have suffered some savage cuts over the years, from both New Labour and the Tories. This is disgusting. Even in the age of the E-book and Amazon, libraries provide a vital role entertaining and educating us. Through libraries, hundreds of thousands if not millions of people have access to books they could not possibly afford on their own, or which would otherwise be difficult to acquire or borrow. Literature and reading are fundamentals of civilisation, even if it only starts with children reading The Gruffalo, and adults reading Wilbur Smith and so on.

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