Monday, 14 June 2010

Libraries part of cost-cutting venture...

'Libraries are hugely important in the national psyche'. So says a report into public sector reform. Yet, 'there is a problem with libraries, that they are not very much used and very expensive to run'. Their solution to such an issue, in a cost cutting venture thinly veiled by suppositions to improve such institutions, is to let libraries be run by locla community volunteers. However, former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, never short of a contentious word, believes the move will 'harm the most disadvantaged', adding, 'we ought to be able to accept that libraries are very important pieces of machinery for delivering to human beings what they need – information, pleasure, instruction, enlightenment, new direction in life'. Dismissing the report's suggestions as 'outlandish', Motion believes that it is a time for 'big thinking, not big mistakes'.


  1. Wow where is the library in that photo?! It's so huge and pretty!!

  2. Apparently it's the Trinity College Library in Dublin, home to Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker et al. If only Sutton library looked like that, I'd be in there every day! :-)

  3. Haha I never knew libraries could be so pretty until I saw some of the ones in Oxford. But this one's pretty hard to beat too! =)