NXL member and supporter AL Kennedy on what happens when libraries fall silent

If a library falls down in a forest does it make a sound?

“Volunteers can do a wonderful job – my local library at New Cross Learning is exemplary – but many communities now have a silence where there was a library”

Read here an excellent analysis of public libraries and losses by AL Kennedy, who gives a shoutout to the work of volunteers at her local library New Cross Learning, while urging us to consider the crucial value of free access to books in a climate where the wrong kind of silences are being created in our communities.

AL Kennedy is a writer and performer. Among her works is Day, which won the Costa Book of the Year in 2007.  Kennnedy has donated several signed copies of her books to NXL - come in to find out more.

AL Kennedy is a writer and performer. Among her works is Day, which won the Costa Book of the Year in 2007. Kennnedy has donated several signed copies of her books to NXL – come in to find out more.

 

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