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YORKSHIRE LIBRARIES BROUGHT TO BOOK

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A survey by the National Book Committee paints a bleak picture of Yorkshire libraries, revealing that many of the r...
A survey by the National Book Committee paints a bleak picture of Yorkshire libraries, revealing that many of the regions towns and cities are at the bottom of the book buying league.

The Yorkshire Post (p7) reports that Wakefield MBC is the lowest library book provider in the country, spending just 68p per person on books each year, well below the national average amount of £1.92.

Wakefield MBC libraries and information services manager told the paper that local libraries are used less as the money spent on books decreases.

'We obviously can't meet the needs of a lot of people. We're buying less books and a narrower range of material,' he said.
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