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UK Library Petition Gains 10,000 Signatures After J.K. Rowling Lends Support

JK Rowling’s endorsement of a petition to protect UK libraries by securing government funding helped add an additional 10,000 signatures in just four days!


The Bookseller reports that the petition launched by Frances Belbin puts responsibility for library closures at the government’s door and describes its solution of volunteer-run library services as “unsustainable long-term.”


The petition currently has over 25,000 signatures and ensures that UK government will have to respond. 100,000 signatures are needed for the petition to be considered for debate in Parliament.


Other authors who have supported the call for government funding include Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, Marjorie Blackman, and Joanne Harris.


JK Rowling urged on Twitter, “We need more signatures to protect government funding for libraries!”


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