The Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at Western University have written a letter to Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, expressing deep concern about the proposed closures of 54 public library branches in Newfoundland and Labrador. These library closures, combined with the proposed 10% book tax will threaten the growth of literacy in the Province, the letter says. The letter can be viewed here.
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The British Columbia Library Trustees Association (BCLTA) has written a letter to Dale Kirby, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, urging the Provincial Government to reconsider the decision to close 54 public library branches in the Province. The letter, from Donna MacDonald, the President of the BCLTA to Minister Kirby is available here. The BCLTA represents 71 libraries and over 700 trustees who volunteer their time to oversee the development of public libraries around BC.