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The European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations is an independent umbrella association of library, information and documentation associations and institutions in Europe.

Say NO to the closure of Greek Public Libraries!

22 July 2013

The Greek society is undergoing a profound socio-economic crisis that we all live in our daily lives. Counterweight to this crisis, in every society, are education and culture.

There are rumors about closure and merging of public libraries in Greece, institutions that exist for decades serving local communities, providing services to all citizens, regardless their age, educational level, gender, race or beliefs.

The Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists (EEBEP) invites you, the citizens of Greece, Europe and the world, to sign this petition in order to help us highlight the significant contribution and necessity of our libraries.

We think it's high time that people who have been serving and supporting the efforts of public libraries took action and ask the Greek Government:
Not to close any library
Be staffed with additional specialized personnel
To join European projects to develop new and innovative services.
To strengthen their social role, amid crisis.

Sign our petition here:

(The petition is written in Greek but the above text is its original translation in English)


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