Sunday, February 06, 2011

Protesters occupy library to stop closure

Protesters taking part in a national day of action over planned library closures are staging an all-night sit-in at a library in south-east London.Campaigners against cuts at New Cross Library, who were taking part in an earlier "read-in", resolved to occupy the building until lunchtime on Sunday.

Groups held "read-ins" and storytelling sessions at dozens of threatened libraries across the UK on Saturday.Philip Pullman and Mark Haddon were among a number of authors taking part.More than 450 libraries and mobile services across the country are currently threatened with closure.

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