The fight for Kent’s public library service is about to step up a gear. The council appears to have decided what the future has in store for public libraries across the county, and it’s not good. There will be a long and difficult battle ahead as we seek to ensure that library services are not cut or diminished in any way.
CLIK is one of (hopefully) many groups seeking to highlight the attack on our public library service by the county council. CLIK welcomes volunteers to help in its aim to raise awareness of the future for Kent libraries and to help in the fight against the council’s plans. So, if you:
- Are experienced in using social media.
- Have experience of using the WordPress blogging platform.
- Subscribe to the manifesto developed by Voices for the Library and library supporters across the country.
- Willing to spend a bit of time each week helping CLIK to rally support for Kent libraries.
Please do get in touch. The more of us that can engage in highlighting and fighting the situation facing Kent libraries, the better.
Likewise, if you are aware of, or are running, a campaign in your part of the county, do get in touch. It’s a large county and can be difficult to get from one part to another. Sharing information across the county is essential.
In such a divided county, public libraries play a vital role in bridging the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest. We cannot allow Kent County Council to smash that bridge and isolate the poorest and most vulnerable in our society yet further.