As the nationwide campaigns continue to fight against library closures as a result of government “austerity” measures, a number of singers are raising funds to help save Kensal Rise Library, in Brent Park, London. Nick Cave is selling the handwritten lyrics of Where the Wild Roses Grow, whilst Sinead O’Connor, Goldfrapp, Pet Shop Boys, and Depeche Mode are all auctioning signed CD’s.
As part of the growing Save Our Libraries campaign, residents of Chislehurst have been protesting about the possible closure of their local library. The Chislehurst News invites its readers to listen to We Love Libraries by The Suburban Pirate.
Also of interest to Save Our Libraries campaigners might be the song from a U.S.A. campaign in 2005; @ Your Library. Read the lyrics. Bill Harley’s song is especially aimed at children – one of the groups most affected by any public library closures!