There’s something about local libraries.

For some, the library is a place to read. For others, it’s a place to learn how to use the internet, or whatever else they fancy. Yet libraries are under threat – over the last six years, almost 350 have closed. Many are fighting for their existence today, either being forced to closed or being run entirely by volunteers.

The communities using them are fighting back – in South London, local residents occupied Carnegie library for more than a week in protest against its closure.

So, unsurprisingly, when we asked our readers what their library means to them, we received hundreds of responses.

Click the link for the full article:  ‘A place of refuge and reinvention’: what my local library means to me | UK news | The Guardian

Via The Guardian