This morning whilst reading the latest posts on my dashboard, I came across this interesting post on 'Savidge Reads'. It talks about 'Save Our Libraries Day' in which many people in the UK are protesting, to save their local libraries from closure.
Living in Spain, I am unable to take part in this protest. However if I were there, I'd definitely be joining in. It is essential that libraries (no matter how small) should stay open. They encourage the development of reading skills and imagination in the young. Not only that, they provide a sense of community, particularly for smaller villages and remote places.
I have many wonderful memories of the library and it is one of the things, due to living here, I really miss. Why should the government deny people, particularly the young, the chance to build their own memories of the library?
Are you in support of this campaign and, if you are in the UK, are you joining in with any protests?