He was there to encourage children to read as he had done when a boy. Sir Lenny credited the library with helping him to read and extolled the virtues of reading, saying that it opened up a whole new world.
Whilst the internet is useful for research and looking things up, not all children have access to it. You cannot beat a proper book, and, everyone has access to public libraries.
Most libraries are council-run, and, of course, many councils are having to make cutbacks. It would be a shame if our libraries fall by the wayside.
Mrs Cheryl O’Neill, Shropshire
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