Here’s an article from the UK government’s Libraries Taskforce blog,  written by the CEO of CILIP, Nick Poole.

public libraries are critical for the creation of productive, healthy communities and a vital delivery channel for local and national government agendas.

Areas covered by the article include digital skills, employment and enterprise, public health, and vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.

http://public libraries are critical for the creation of productive, healthy communities and a vital delivery channel for local and national government agendas.

In related news, some public libraries in England are finally getting funding for free wi-fi, as part of the Arts Council’s WiFi in Public Libraries in England Fund. This is a priority of the government’s Libraries Taskforce. Click the link below for more information.

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/news/arts-council-news/libraries-across-south-east-and-east-england-recei/

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