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Protesters urge council to keep libraries as a service

Town residents are concerned charity plan will lead to closures MORE than 200 people turned out to join the protest to save Whitstable’s library service on Saturday. The gathering, which was held on National Libraries Day, followed the announcement of Kent County Council’s money-saving plans to hand over Kent’s network of 99 libraries to a charitable trust. Event organisers launched …

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National Libraries Day 2015: Events in Canterbury, Herne Bay and…

Comments (0) It’s National Libraries Week this week and there are lots of events happening at our local libraries to celebrate. Some libraries have activities taking place all week, while others are focusing specially on this Saturday. Canterbury – Saturday, February 7 – Enid Blyton storytime and linked craft acitivity – Faversham – Saturday, February 7 – Storytime, book display, quizzes, …

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Book time at National Library Day 2015

Bookworms will have every excuse to get into the zone this weekend, as National Libraries Day throws wide open the doors of our most reader-friendly environments.  A reader of books Find your nearest library this Saturday, and you can be sure there’ll be something special happening there. Kent Libraries are inviting people to get their nose in a good book …

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Public urged to join bid to save library services

Protesters to gather in Whitstable at the weekend PROTESTORS will be gathering this weekend in an attempt to save their local library service. Following the announcement of Kent County Council’s money-saving plans to hand over libraries to charitable trusts, Whitstable residents are inviting people to join in their protest on Saturday at 10.30am. On the day, National Libraries Day, adults …

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Join the debate to keep your library

Kent County Council has not dropped its proposal to hand the county’s public libraries to a trust. This week, it has launched a consultation asking those who live, work or study in Kent what they think of the proposal. It is vital that a lot of people respond – online www.kent.gov.uk/lraconsultation or in your local library and/or attend one of …

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‘Savings’ will cost us more in later life

KENT County Council adopted an interesting slogan to show its support for the recent National Libraries Day — Get Kent Reading. But that will only be meaningful if it is backed up by long-term strategies that encourage people to read more and help those who find reading more difficult. At the end of National Libraries Day suggestions of how to …

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