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Writer SF Said (author of Varjak Paw) discusses the importance of having qualified librarians in the UK’s public libraries.
Libraries are central to democracy, to liberty, to freedom of thought and expression. They are among the most important things that governments can provide. Indeed, the public right for these services to be funded by government is enshrined in law, as CILIP’s #MyLibraryByRight campaign has pointed out.
I’m reminded of the Jimi Hendrix quote about the love of power being replaced by the power of love in order for the world to know peace. the only way to ever educated the population out of that downward spiral is through the love of reading. I think that people just don’t read anymore and that’s why the libraries are closing. If people were clamoring for books, libraries would stay open. So how do you get people interested in reading again!?!