Newfoundland Government Slashing Funding to Public Libraries

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) confesses he is baffled as to why government is slashing funding for libraries and other essential tools in the fight for literacy.

“Public libraries are vital to literacy and life-long learning in our communities, yet government has decided to slash funding for public libraries in Newfoundland and Labrador by $1.2 million,” Kirby said in the House of Assembly today. “We understand from the Library Association that there are now only nine librarians left to manage close to 100 public libraries across the province.

“Will the Minister of Education please tell us who he consulted before he decided to cut funding for public libraries to the bone?”

Well it probably wasn’t an idea he got from something he read????

God Bless and keep reading

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2 Responses to Newfoundland Government Slashing Funding to Public Libraries

  1. Neville PEARSON says:

    Hi Ben,
    In a gathering of top executives the adjudicator asked the question “How important is reading in your riise to tyour present position” all replied Very Important. Next question “How many read on a daily basis” less than 20% answered Yes. “WHY”? was the next question, one of the 20% made the statement,”Because they do not Ring or Buzz”.
    In the modern world, reading is more important now than ever and there are more books than ever before to be read on every subject because everyone has an opinion.
    Of all the books ever written “THE BIBLE” is still the No1 best seller. Food for thought!!!.

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