UNISON Southend-on-Sea supports SOS Libraries Day, October 19th 2017

Pinboard of photographs showing UNISON Southend Save Our Libraries supporters.
UNISON Save Our Libraries supporters at The Forum, Southchurch Library, Westcliff Library, Shoebury Library and Kent Elms Library.

On Thursday, October 19th, all Southend Libraries were visited by UNISON Southend Local Government branch with the help from Kate Stafford (Local Organiser, UNISON Eastern), Sam Adams (LGBT Officer, UNISON Southend) and Finnley a young library user.

Previously we highlighted how important library workers and libraries are to our community, and we asked our members to take action. This was followed by a leaflet campaign and visits to our Southend Library Workers to make sure they knew about the Save Our Libraries Day of action and how important they were to the local community and UNISON.

There is still time for you to show your support for libraries and the library workers, so please:

  • join your local library if you haven’t already, and make sure you visit and use the great range of services on offer
  • fill out the ‘Tell us your Story’ form on the Save Our Local Services campaign page
  • take a photo or make a short video that best shows the most helpful or unusual thing your library does and post it on Twitter or Facebook, using the hashtag #SOSlibraries

Thanks for all those that supported this day and let’s continue to highlight the importance of the library service and all its workers. Let’s make sure that library services are protected from inadequate funding and cuts so we can continue to enjoy and benefit from them now and in the future.