With more than 400 public libraries under threat of closure in the UK, the campaign to save them is gathering pace. But in an age of downloads, cheap books and easy online shopping, can this great British institution survive?
Some of the UK’s best-selling authors have joined the fight against “cultural vandalism” by backing a national day of protest read-ins against library closures on Saturday.
But no matter how eloquently Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy or author Colin Dexter extol their virtues, the fact is library visitor numbers – like their budgets – are falling … Read more
(This article has some interesting points on both sides…but I have to say I disagree that “library visitor numbers, like their budgets, are falling”. Tell that to the staff who opened up following New Years! 😉
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