Today Arts Council England has published the final part of its ‘Envisioning the Public Library’ research. The Library Campaign comments:
This duplicates research that has been done many times before – not least by the Arts Council itself.
What’s missing is action.
It is heart-breaking that time and money has been wasted in this way.
Libraries are closing at an unprecedented rate. Others are hacked to pieces.
Desperate communities are trying to take them on to save them – and are getting no help or advice.
We are trying to fill the huge gap left by DCMS and Arts Council inaction. Unpaid, in our spare time.
If they can’t see this is a crisis – and won’t do anything to help – please can we have their money?
You can read the report here : The Library of the Future.