As you probably know by now, the new Children’s Laureate has been announced as Julia Donaldson. She is the wonderful author of the Gruffalo, amongst other books, and she is also a library campaigner. Read a blog post from Tricia Adams from the SLA who was at the ceremony and witnessed Julia promising to speak against the closure of libraries. Let’s hope she gets on board with the school library agenda as well! A statement of support from Julia for those excellent campaigners against the closure of public libraries, Voices for the Library, can be found here, which expands further on her feelings on the important role that libraries play in the future of our children.