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Save Lambeth Libraries

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Save Lambeth Libraries Across the country libraries under threat. Many councils are already drawing up plans to close libraries down, to replace trained staff with volunteers or to stop providing mobile library services altogether. Lewisham have recently announced the closure of five treasured local Libraries. This new attack comes after years of neglect. Many councils have been under-investing in this vital service for years. Spending on new books, and the total book stock has fallen by more than 15% over the last ten years across the country. In the last year alone, the underinvestment in Lambeth Libraries has meant closures from power failures, staff shortages, heating failures, broken doors and toilet floods, blocked fire escapes and collapsing ceilings and water flooding in through leaking roofs. We must protect our libraries from cuts and closures. We must force the council to invest in books and buildings and staff to make a library service Lambeth deserves. Please sign this petition to Save Lambeth Libraries, keep services public!

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