Almost three-quarters of schools cut library provision through pandemic

Almost three-quarters of schools cut library provision through pandemic

Schools in the UK are taking money out of their library budgets because of Covid-19, according to a new survey carried out by the charity Read for Good. 

For the survey Read for Good spoke to 227 schools in the UK (169 primary, 34 secondary and 24 “other”) and nearly 75% of the schools surveyed answered “yes” or “partly” when asked if they had diverted resources and money away from their library budgets during the pandemic.

A quarter of schools have used library budgets to replace lost textbooks over recent months, and 67% said they had fewer choices to offer pupils because they had to qu...

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