There Used to be a Library Here
By Xavier Bage
September 22, 2016 7:09pm CST
There used to a library in our organization where children and youth came to read. That was years ago. Now, no one comes. The book shelves are gathering dust. No one ever looks at the books. Newspaper in English and local languages are still supplied but just one or two seniors read them. The village looks almost like a town. The people are more educated than before but no one is seen reading a book or a newspaper. I think a different kind of illiteracy has taken hold of the people. How is it around you? Do more people read? Image: pixabay
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• Sheffield, England
23 Sep 16
I'm amazed some libraries keep going. Our local library is only open a couple of days a week now and many of the book shelves have been replaced to make way for computers. It's not the same anymore. You go in there and it's not quiet like an old library. People are talking loudly. I miss the traditional style of library.