‘By closing libraries you are helping to keep the rich richer and the poor poorer!’ – Rachel’s story

By closing libraries you are helping to keep the rich richer and the poor poorer! Sounds extreme but hear me out.

When I was at school my mother as hard as she worked could not always afford all the books I needed so I used to get them out of my local library so did a lot of other people I know. From the age of 11 to 22 the library was fundamental to me getting the information needed to get through my education. An the same for a lot of poorer families.
I currently use the library for dvd rental the internet and the toddler sing-along groups for my 20 month old daughter. I can not afford the internet and quite frankly do not want to be forced to having it in my house so the library is where my daughter will be going to do her homework so all the resources she needs will be at her fingertips giving her a better chance of better grades and a better future! And they want to take that away?

3 thoughts on “‘By closing libraries you are helping to keep the rich richer and the poor poorer!’ – Rachel’s story

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  2. Lionel B Martin

    I first used the library when I was seven years old, 74 years ago, and I would not like to be without this best of organisations. My late Father introduced me to the “William” books and I see that they are still on the shelves. We used to copy William, but todays boys seem to spend their time in front of the television, or being a nuisance to their elders and betters.

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  3. Rich

    “I can not afford the internet and quite frankly do not want to be forced to having it in my house”

    I was agreeing with you until this point and then you just come over as a Luddite.

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