I think it is a bad idea for councils to close any libraries because all libraries are treasure houses which should be looked after and protected.
Children especially are the people who can be nurtured into a love for books in libraries which they don’t easily find anywhere else.
Libraries are the only place where they can get the love of books that will engender a life time love of reading.
It is important because it is the fundamental thing that makes us civilised human beings
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