Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Guardian: Without libraries, we will lose a mark of our civilisation

In an article dated November 28th, 2010 (a small bit of time zone travel) Catherine Bennett talks about the closure of 250 libraries in England.

Some libraries are being taken over by volunteers and Friends of Libraries organizations. I can't guess how long these could stay open given the demands for hours, materials, and technologies which would not be funded any longer.

It isn't enough to just prop open the door, you have to have an actual library and services and people trained to help you on the other side of that door.

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