Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Jo Rowling and the Love Libraries Campaign

Yes, it sounds like the title of the next best-seller doesn't it!! But our favourite author is one of 150 authors who are lending their support for public libraries.

Jo Rowling compared libraries to the World-Between-The-Worlds from C S Lewis's Narnia books, "where visitors could enter a thousand different worlds by jumping into different pools". "When I got my eldest daughter a library card I felt as though I had bought her citizenship of that same fabulous world," she said.

Apparently, in a recent study conducted by government, libraries and publishers, 42% of adults admitted they had not visited their local library in the last two years.

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