Tuesday, 25 August 2015

All Scottish children to be issued with library cards

Scottish children are to be automatically issued with library cards from birth, aged three, or upon entry to Primary One, in several pilot schemes being set up across the country, including the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. The aim is to promote better literacy within children at a younger age. The full story is available at https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/2243/children-to-be-given-library-cards-in-drive-to-promote-early-years-literacy and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-34048868.

Comment: This is just another reason for arguing why library services should be retained across the UK (they are not just for genealogists!). Those seeking to cut library funding anywhere in the UK should beware of the damage they are creating in the process. Libraries lie at the very heart of our communities.

Chris

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