save our libraries day in the u.k.

Yesterday was Save Our Libraries Day in the UK: a massive national call to action to protest government austerity plans calling for the closure of 450 libraries, by demonstrating how much libraries mean to their communities.

The Guardian live-blogged the event, and has this interactive map of the UK showing where protests were held. There were read-ins, author appearances, massive book-borrowing, pickets, letter-writing campaigns, and all manner of creative protests.

These closures will devastate communities, while the crooks who caused the financial crisis continue to give themselves seven-digit bonuses.

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