Libraries lobby for government action

<p>Libraries lobby for government action

Library groups are urging the government to act decisively on the recent select committee report on public libraries. Library bodies broadly welcomed the committee's call for radical changes to the library service, and are pressuring ministers on the need for fresh funding to improve library facilities and book stocks.
Mark Wood, chairman of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLAC), said: "Shops and restaurants remodel themselves every three years to stay in tune with changing consumer trends--but some public libraries have had little more ...

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