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To: Liverpool City Council

Save Liverpool Libraries

Success! Liverpool libraries are safe once again.

Elysce's campaign and a “love letter” to Liverpool’s libraries from an army of major writers has been answered by the city’s council: all 18 of Liverpool’s libraries will stay open.

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Please don't take away my local library in Liverpool, and all the others across the City.

Why is this important?

My name is Elysce. I am 11 years old and live in Liverpool. My favourite thing to do in the world is read, and hope one day to become an author and that people will read the stories I have written.

I have read hundreds of books and love finding new ones in my library. I think it would be an awful thing to take away the books from people. If I do become an author when I am older, people should be able to visit the libraries and read my stories.

I love visiting the libraries in Liverpool, and my mum was happy that I spent lots of time in the summer holidays visiting them. I also went to a 2 week camp called "book it" my mum has told me that the council paid a lot of money for me to go, and that they are partners with the company who organised it, so what I don't understand is, why encourage children to read, and spend a lot of money getting them interested in it, and all of a sudden take it away!!

Please please please support and help my to stop the libraries from closing in Liverpool. I couldn't imagine how boring life would be if we had no books. Someone once said:
"In the library one often finds, people close their mouths and open their minds"

I really think that this is true. Thank you

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2014-12-01 17:46:50 +0000

Petition is successful with 3,338 signatures

2014-11-10 10:08:34 +0000

Thank you to all those who signed this petition. You will be happy to know that all 11 libraries in Liverpool will now remain open. We actually did it !!!!

2014-09-20 19:41:13 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2014-09-15 12:11:04 +0100

500 signatures reached

2014-09-12 14:14:34 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-09-12 12:29:05 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-09-11 08:52:14 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-09-10 14:37:15 +0100

10 signatures reached