This week, NLLA President, Amanda Tiller-Hackett, and Past-President, Catherine Lawton, were interviewed on Roger’s TV Out of the Fog about cuts to the province’s public library including the closure of 54 branches of NLPL. You can watch their interview here.
NLLA VP, Krista Godfrey was also spoke to Quill & Quire, the magazine of the Canadian book trade, for their article about the cuts. “We were shocked and dismayed at the extent of the closures,” says Krista Godfrey. “We are very concerned of the impact on a variety of programs, from children’s story time to outreach for new Canadians to Internet access for people looking for work.” Read more of the Quill & Quire article.
On the west coast of the province, a previous President of NLLA spoke to local media about the impact the public library cuts will have on Western Newfoundland. Crystal Rose, NLLA web editor, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s West Coast Morning Show, and by Corner Brook’s local newspaper, The Western Star. Rose talked about the NLLA’s Save NL Public Libraries campaign and ways people can rally together to help support their public libraries, such as our Take Action form and our Facebook cover photo and profile pic.
You can also keep up to date on all the latest news regarding the cuts to the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries on our Save NL Public Libraries Facebook page.