Tue, 13/12/2011 - 08:15
A joint open letter urging culture minister Ed Vaizey to intervene over library closures is gaining signatories from library campaign groups across the country.
The letter, ...
Fri, 27/05/2011 - 08:25
A new Ofsted report into the teaching of English, "Excellence in English", has highlighted schools' investment in books, home reading, book borrowing from the school library and events such as book fairs and storytelling events as instrumental in helping children develop as "keen readers".
Tue, 01/03/2011 - 15:52
The Campaign for the Book has launched a legal challenge over the widespread library closures, claiming culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has failed to comply with his duties under the 1964 Public Libraries and Museums Act.
Author Alan Gibbons, campaign organiser, said he had instructed his solicitors to "pursue the campaign's...
Thu, 11/06/2009 - 12:30
A new initiative by the Campaign for the Book, spearheaded by author Alan Gibbons, will call on the government to make school libraries statutory, as is already the case in Scotland.
Gibbons said the initiative will help to galvanise the campaign's work in support of school libraries. He is gathering signatories for an open...
Wed, 11/02/2009 - 16:39
This is the text of an open letter to Culture Secretary Andy Burnham from the Campaign for the Book.
As you will know, Wirral council has voted to close eleven of its 24 libraries in the face of huge popular opposition You said last October at a conference in Liverpool that you were 'committed to the provision of a...
Thu, 13/11/2008 - 15:39
The Campaign for the Book, the initiative launched by author Alan Gibbons in support of school and public libraries, has broadened its aims to put children's reading for pleasure at the core of its activities.
The campaign was conceived to establish a regional network of authors, illustrators, teachers and librarians who could...