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Thursday, 3 February 2011

Do you love libraries? - postscript

It is less than 24 hours since I wrote about my lifelong love affair with libraries, and as I looked back fondly at the libraries I used decades ago, I remember thinking 'At least they are all still there. That's good'

I spoke too soon. Today the Coventry Telegraph reports on Warwickshire County Council's plan to close 16 of its 34 libraries, and Henley in Arden is one of them. Its opening hours are restricted as it is.

There are some wonderful online library resources in this and other counties, but a library is more than just 'information', we need the buildings, the staff, the atmosphere and the community that make a library, too.

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