Monday, February 15, 2010

PLR releases "most borrowed" statistics for 2009

Public Lending Right has released its 'most borrowed' figures for the year, and as ever I feel baffled and weird.

I don't read this stuff. I love non-fiction (which never appears in the hit parade).

Call myself a reader?!

In addition they have released a 1999-2009 comparision between books borrowed and books bought. Very interesting.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Libraries may come under threat, again.

And speaking of news, you might want to keep an eye on the progress of this review.

The government, of course, say they have no intention of closing libraries, just by taking away the statutory obligation for local councils to provide this (relatively expensive) public service...

The Conservatives would never (of course) consider reducing tax bills by cutting services aimed at the less well off (who can't buy every book or DVD they fancy). Ahem.

Anyway - the Telegraph went with this headline (full story here)

Libraries could shut in wave of spending cuts, under Government plans

Public libraries across the country could be closed to save money, under plans being considered by ministers.

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