January 17, 2009
Good Library News in Camden
Perkins has made no secret of her living in the London Borough of Camden and readers of the blog will know (by putting Camden in the search box to the right) of the hardships of library users and readers in what is one of the most expensive library authorities in the world
However this morning's post brings good news in the form of a letter addressed as follows
To Miss Perkins
Roof Tops, Camden etc
Dear Miss Perkins, Library Member
From 19 January all libraries in Camden will open for longer (sic). Last year we asked people who live in Camden how we could improve library services. People told us they wanted libraries to be open longer- especially in the evening.
For information about our extended hours at your local library visit our website at www.camden.gov.uk/libraries .
Michael Clarke, Head of libraries, Camden council
Fantastic news, well done Mr Clarke and Mrs Ray, the councillor responsible. Our library is now to be open from 10 in the morning until 6 pm in the evening. Wow, watch out Selfridges- was it 9-5 before? . It is still closed on 4 days per week, but I'm sure you are working on that, too . London in the 21st century and all that. Let's hope. And what do you spend £4.5m staff cost on, if it is not to open these libraries?
Posted by Perkins at January 17, 2009 3:06 PM