Tuesday, 2 October 2007

School libraries underfunded

I find this story totally ridiculous ...

Children are missing out on reading for pleasure because schools are failing to spend enough money on library books.

The average pupil borrows just one book a term because 'desperate' school libraries are so underfunded and underused.

But at the same time as many schools cut their library budgets, they are also dramatically increasing their spending on computer and IT facilities. Daily Mail:

... so why can't they buy the books online from the likes of Amazon or Abebooks? or even from their local OXFAM shop? (just a thought)