September 18, 2006
No books for Lancashire
If you read these articles from the Lancashire newspaper, no one makes the connection between book lending going down and the quality of books going down. No one suggests that in order to make the libraries useful again, the quality of the collections needs to be improved.
Yet all the evidence, of life and of libraries around the country, suggests that there is an extremely close connection
When people say, as they frequently do, that there is a lack of leaderhip from the DCMS and the MLA when enormous county councils argue in this way, as if they lived in a world of their own, this is what they mean.
Lanacashire is no different to anywhere else. Libraries need books to perform their function. A lot of relevant, up to date books.
Posted by Perkins at September 18, 2006 3:10 PM
What's happened to the biscuit jokes lately? Is this blog getting too serious?
Posted by: Philip Kerridge at September 18, 2006 7:06 PM
Phil, I too love the biscuit jokes!
Where is Mr. Grimsdyke?
An Austin A40 car,( caught on speed camera) was seen heading up the AI, with an old battered gladstone bag, strapped to the roof rack. A rather stout lady, dressed in tweeds, was seen sitting in the passenger seat...Mrs Sideloader perchance?
I wonder if they where on their way to Gretna Green?
How romantic? I expect Perkins the library cat will be the only witness.
Posted by: Margo Harker at September 18, 2006 11:34 PM