Category Archives: Good News Stories

The Women’s Institute to campaign for libraries

We are thrilled to have received the news that the National Federation of Women’s Institutes voted in favour of campaigning in support of public libraries at their AGM today. Ruth Bond, Chair of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, said: … Continue reading

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Matson residents hold protest and vigil against library cuts

Yesterday evening (3rd March) residents of Matson gathered to hold a protest and vigil for their library, which faces closure under GGC’s plans, and will only remain open in any form if it is run and funded by the community. … Continue reading

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The ‘Flying Authors’ go international!

During part of his contribution to the ‘Flying Authors’ tour last Saturday, children’s author John Dougherty was joined by a reporter from National Public Radio, which broadcasts to around 30 million people across the USA! The piece is now available … Continue reading

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Sally Grindley – Libraries are ‘a vital, irreplaceable part of our community’

We are pleased to have received the following statement of support from prolific and award-winning children’s author Sally Grindley: I was lucky.  My mother understood the enormous value of books and reading.  My brothers and I had our own shelves … Continue reading

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Cindy Jefferies – The library ‘without a shadow of a doubt helped me on my path to being a published writer’

We are delighted to have received this message of support from the author of the popular ‘Fame School’ series of books for children, Cindy Jefferies: I grew up with a Gloucestershire library card, and spent many happy days browsing the … Continue reading

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The fabulous ‘flying authors’

As part of the day of celebration of libraries on Saturday 5th February, several locally-based author and poets will be taking part in a ‘Flying Authors’ tour. These brave souls will be stretched to the limit in their mission to … Continue reading

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National day of library action – Gloucestershire events

Library users across the county will be participating in the national day of action in libraries on Saturday 5th February. It is fantastic that events are planned at so many libraries across the county, and we urge people of all ages, … Continue reading

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