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LETTER: You cannot beat a proper book

Sir Lenny Henry was recently filmed at the library in Dudley where he lived when younger.

Lenny Henry

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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