Saturday, 10 November 2012

Evening Standard: "Why our public libraries are under threat like never before"

"Kensal Rise library closed"
Link to Evening Standard

"The future of libraries in the UK is in jeopardy because of 'drastic' cuts and the 'looming threat' of privatisation, a leading union warned today.

"Unison accused the Government of 'sleepwalking into a library crisis' which will deprive future generations of the book-lending and other services provided.

"The union said that in the year to April, 100 libraries in England closed or were being run by volunteers or as a social enterprise.

"Local authority library budgets in England have been cut by £122 million in the past two years, according to research by Unison."

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