Stony Stratford Library Protest Goes Digital (Photos)
THE shelves are empty at the Stony Stratford library, near Milton Keynes. The residents have combined cards to withdraw their maximum allowance of books. They hope this will stop the council’s plans to close it as part of budget cuts.
Or else the council will say that library has no books to lend, refuse to pay the staff to man an empty library, shut the doors and never open them again.
Still, if everyone can bring back their books a few weeks late, the accounts might balance. The residents can pay the fines and all will be well. Avid readers can then search the internet and buy the same books for less than it costs to borrow them…