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Call for school libraries to be saved.

Call for school libraries to be saved.

Children's authors such as Philip Pullman and Malorie Blackman are calling for a halt to the "shocking decline" in England's school libraries.

They, along with 148 others, wrote to Education Secretary Justine Greening, asking her to signal her belief in the "value of literacy" for learning.

She is being urged to set up a national service and to safeguard the positions of qualified librarians in schools.

The government said spending on libraries was decided by schools.

A recent survey suggests more than a quarter of schools have no librarian.


The letter is signed by many of the big names in children's literature, including former children's laureate Chris Riddell, Roger McGough, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, and historical writer Lady Antonia Fraser.

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