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    Why are libraries essential?

    The Society of Authors has asked authors if they would offer their support and get behind CILIPS in supporting their campaign to save our libraries.  The children’s author within me became rattled that this question even had to be asked and, before I knew it, my fingers were rattling off the keyboard. My memories as a young child combined with my experiences as an author meant that I reached their five hundred word limit rather quickly but, hopefully, through the power of words, my message can be added to others and the value of our libraries and the dedicated librarians within them can be heard. In any case, I thought…