Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Public library closures LIKELY to go ahead in UK.....

Following on from my article on the closure of public libraries in the UK in The Observer, The Telegraph has added these closures may most like go ahead, when the paper reported that:-
'The number of public libraries under threat has more than doubled since David Lammy, the culture minister, wrote to councils warning them against closures, he admitted yesterday.'.
Although David Lammy says the possible closures of 107 public libraries is not too bad, as there are still 3500 in the UK, he fails to note that half will be closed in Dorset, and 12 in Devon. Both are rural area's.
I love the idea of a culture secretary, trying to kill culture off.

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