Gibbons proposes National Libraries Day

Gibbons proposes National Libraries Day

Author and library campaigner Alan Gibbons is proposing that the first day in February be made National Libraries Day every year, following Save Our Libraries day, the co-ordinated protest against library closures which saw 100 events taking place on 5th February.

Gibbons said he had received many emails in the weeks since the mass protest suggesting that there be "a chance to celebrate our libraries" each February.
The children's writer, who runs Campaign for the Book, and has been a leading voice in the protest movement against widespread library closures, added he intended to win the backing of others including professional bodies, trades unions, authors, celebrities, reading organisations, literary societies, readers and campaign groups.

Gibbons asked those keen to support the idea of a National Library Day to contact him via email at mygibbo@gmail.com.