‘Read-in’ protest tomorrow at city library

Portsmouth Central Library in Guildhall Square
Portsmouth Central Library in Guildhall Square
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MEMBERS of the public are invited to a ‘read-in’ to protest against library and museum cuts.

Portsmouth City Council library and museum staff have set up the event outside the city’s Central Library to raise awareness of cuts and changes to the services.

They will gather at 12.30pm tomorrow and will read for one hour.

Their aim is to show the public their fears over plans to lay off at least 10 staff next month.

They are also unhappy at a council decision to shut Central Library every Friday, and the city’s museums on Mondays, in order to save cash.

Lindsay Williams, of the Unison trades union, said: ‘Everyone is welcome and we hope as many people as can make it will come along.’