As readers will be well aware, the Isle of Wight council propose to close nine of our eleven libraries. This action, termed by many as ‘cultural vandalism’, is also happening across the UK.
Many thanks to Kevin Redpath for pointing us to this brilliant film made in support of the Friends of Somerset’s Libraries.
The Friends Somerset’s Libraries are a coalition of library campaigners in the West of England with media support from the Friends of Glastonbury Library & the Friends of Shepton Mallet Library.
The film is full of passionate messages by library users and authors, directed to councillors and politicians responsible for making the choices later this month on closures.
The scrolling list of libraries threatened with closure across the UK at the end of the film is hugely shocking.
Well done to Garfield Kennedy, Kenneth Kutsch, Kevin Redpath and Martin Wells for making this excellent film.
If you’re watching at work, be aware there are a couple of incidents of mild swearing, as those against the closures express their anger.