The fall and rise of subscription libraries - BBC
Inside Britain's Libraries
Nearly 350 libraries in Britain have shut their doors over the past six years, with many more facing the threat of closure.
These spectacular images underline their worth.
350 libraries have closed in the past six years
Another 111 closures are planned this year as councils make savings. The cuts coincide with the rise of digital reading services such as Kindle where many older books are free.
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Victorian murder mystery The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge is named Costa Book of the Year - only the second children
I have recently been reading some new books aimed at pre-school children. There are so many wonderful books for this age group on the market - what are your favourites?
- Alfie & Annie Rose Stories by Shirley Hughes
- Elmer by David McKee
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle