Lammy joins with publishers in bid to create 'blueprint' for libraries

<p>Katherine Rushton</p><p>Minister for Culture David Lammy is backing a high-profile Reading Partners campaign to tackle negative perceptions of public libraries. The move follows findings that 54% of adults think libraries have nothing to offer them.</p><p>The Love Libraries initiative aims to buoy the service's public image and offer a "blueprint of best practice" to local authorities nationwide.</p><p>It will focus on the makeover of three libraries using ordinary refurbishment budgets--in Newquay, Richmond upon Thames, and Coldharbour library in Northfleet. "Publishing mentors" from Ma...

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