My visitor stats indicate that I have several readers in the UK, or at least one reader who checks the blog several times a week, so I don't feel entirely out of place posting information about libraries in the UK. Further, I remind readers in the US that libraries are similarly threatened here.
Marcus Moore, an author in Gloucestershire, discusses the frustrations involved in campaigning for libraries.
Phillip Pullman, the author of several very good YA novels, before there were YA novels, on the value of public libraries and why cutting them is stupid and short sighted. He says what I want to say with a higher level of eloquence than I could possibly muster.