Thursday, February 08, 2007

BL petition

The govt. wants to cut the British Library's budget, which will mean cuts to the times the reading rooms are open (not long enough at the moment, in my opinion, let alone after a budget cut!) and also the introduction of a fee to use the reading rooms, which are currently free. So PLEASE sign the petition to try and persuade them not to do it!

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/library/
(Brits only, I'm afraid!)

You can read more about it here.

6 comments:

Mary Anne said...

I wish I could sign because I can't imagine cutting times to reading rooms in the library. Good luck with your petition!

Susan said...

As an ex-pat Pom (Brit), I would love to be able to sign. I can however give you some e-mail addresses of my English rellies if you want to drum up more signatures.
susanhird@hotmail.com

blog-blethers said...

I have signed too! Isn't it staggering when report after report comes out condemning literacy skills in this country that we should be reducing options that may improve the situation??? (Am now worrying a little about my spelling here:)??)

Susan said...

Thanks for the info, I have now signed and have sent the link to all my family and friends.

Lindsey said...

Another non-Brit who wishes she could sign....good luck with the petition drive, I certainly hope you're successful. We need libraries!!! :-)

Piglottie said...

Thanks for posting this Daisy. Library services are being cut enough as it is. Have signed!