Sunday, 4 November 2012

early day motion

the early day motion in support of school libraries

That this House notes that one of the Government's priorities is for all children to read daily for pleasure; believes that every school should have a well-stocked library; further notes that research shows that children who have access to a school library and who read for pleasure reach higher levels of attainment in all subjects; further notes that the best way to encourage children to read for pleasure is by free voluntary reading; and calls on the Government to continue to take all necessary steps to encourage school libraries.

slide share presentation from lobby

Mass Lobby of School Librarians

What a fantastic turnout for the lobby of Parliament on the Monday of half term!
We met near Victoria Embankment to walk to the Houses of Parliament. Along side many librarians were authors, supporters and members from CILIP and the SLA. Carrying placards and wearing tee shirts we descended on the Palace of Westminster to meet with MPs.

me and Anne from Bury

Now we need to impress upon our MPs to sign the early day motion