This Sunday 24th February, meet Vange Library 12.30, walk via Fryerns Library to Basildon Library. Protest to end with rally at 14.00.

A group of school students will lead a protest against library closures in Basildon this Sunday (24/2). They will meet outside under threat Vange Library at half twelve, and process to a closing rally outside Basildon Library at two via the also threatened Fryerns Library. One of the organisers, school student Antonia Listrat said:-

“Libraries are vital for young people because they are an exciting environment which not only inspire reading for pleasure, but also induce a passion for learning. They provide us not only the means to escape into the amazing worlds of writers’ imaginations but they provide so many other services for the literary world. And best of all, they provide these services at no cost. Also, a lot of students are using the libraries to…

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