Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Cultural Vandalism

Cultural vandalism was the term used by The Guardian to describe the proposed library cuts. I'm sure all those of you residing in the UK are aware of the controversy surrounding current plans to cut library spending. I can't help but feel that the end of the library era would be the beginning of the end for books. Electronic books already threaten the world of book publishing, and to loose libraries as well would surely breed a generation of children who turn on a television rather than pick up a book.

I sincerely hope that all of you facing local library closures will support your local library and fight the closures.

If you'd like to know what cuts are proposed in your area, visit  http://publiclibrariesnews.blogspot.com/

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you and living, as I do, in Somerset, it looks as though we are in for more than our fair share of closures, although the town of Frome, where I live, has now had it's library earmarked as a centre of excellence. Scant relief for the reidents who live in the many smaller market towns in the area.


    I am also completely against e-books, as they are a sure and certain path to the eventual demise of the bookshop, long live the paper printed word!