Save Burnage Library

Burnage library opened in 1974, replacing the previous, fire damaged library. Since then, it has provided the community with an essential service for learning and leisure and has maintained a central position in the community as other council services have eroded over the years.

Locally, it is the last surviving public council facility, which provides an essential resource for young and old alike and we are fighting to stop its merciless closure. Please lend your support our campaign and help keep Burnage library open!

Campaign meetings are public and take place at Burnage Community Centre on Wednesday evenings, 6pm - 8pm until the decision on the consultation on the 17th April 2013.

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Alternatively, sign the petitions at the health centre, library and other outlets and don't forget to like our Facebook page at:

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

AgeUK Internet Champion 2013 backs Save Burnage Library Campaigners

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." - Margaret Fuller

Janet Tachamani, co-winner of AgeUK Internet Champion award for 2013, seen below with June Whitfield after received the award, was approached by campaigners for the Save Burnage Library Campaign and told of the plight of the library.

Amongst many noble things, Janet is also a 2011 Asham Prize Award winning short story writer and ex English teacher who has very kindly thrown her weight behind our campaign by championing the Save Burnage library campaign. She has written an article on her personal blog about our library.

Janet Tchamani, co-winner of AgeUK's Internet Champion Award 2013
seen here with June Whitfield

To quote Janet:
"One of the signs - so say the historians and philosophers - of a bankrupt civilisation is the destruction of libraries. Faced with forced (?) cuts to services, local authorities are seeing library closures as 'easy cuts' and one of the intended victims is Burnage Library (Manchester)."
We here in Burnage couldn't agree more!

There are some 5.2 million older residents of the UK who have never been on-line. This brings to our society a digital divide that may see increasingly more people socially isolated as more and more function is performed on-line and those citizens find themselves digitally excluded. The closure of libraries will mean that this already disadvantaged group of residents, who do not always have anywhere to turn will be disproportionately affected by the closure of Burnage Library in this regard.

Janet Tchamani, we both thank you from the bottom of our hearts and salute you for the support you bring to our campaign!

Save Burnage Library

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