UK libraries

March brings World Book Day, which is a brilliant and inspirational event. But this year, it also brought a stark warning about the dangers UK libraries now face. New research* suggests that book borrowing fell by 38% from 2011 to 2018 (with 157,387,109 books borrowed last year, in comparison to 2011’s 255,128,957 copies). The same study also listed 127 public library closures in 2018 alone.

So please, support your local library!

*You can read the full article on the Guardian website, here: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/07/world-book-day-2019-libraries-tom-watson.