(Found via here). Seems the Telegraph is not that enamoured with Margaret Hodge's Library Modernisation Review. In there delightful article
Cappuccinos in your local library? It's all just froth. In the article Michael Deacon calls for books and silence in his ideal library - and nothing else. I agree to some extent. Though some of the comments are......well, lets says homophobic (see Literary Stealing comment). Anyway, I do think Deacon is correct to some degree. Sections of the library do need to be silent for people to study. But there also needs to be area's for kids and people who may need to talk.