Thursday, November 11, 2010
130 libraries in the capital face axe in spending cuts (UK)
"A third of London's public libraries are at risk of closure because of spending cuts, an Evening Standard investigation has found. It means hundreds of thousands of regular borrowers are likely to see their local branch shut - restricting access to the "civilising" impact of literature, as well as learning facilities and free use of the internet. Critics condemned the cuts to a service that was once the envy of the world, and is still the main source of books for children and the elderly"