Thursday, 9 September 2010
Kimm Walker: In praise of libraries
I continue to use the libraries in my area for Internet access, which is unreliable where I live, to borrow books and for some of the many other services on offer. I belong to a readers’ group and a writers’ group, both of which meet and are supported by the library. They also hold many and varied events, such as author readings, workshops, a Christmas celebration and take part in the Arts Festivals in the area. They display and promote books and paintings by local people.
In short, libraries are an integral and vital part of our communities. Without them the gulf between rich and poor would be missing important bridges.