Good news on Libraries in Kirkintilloch Herald this week. Extra funds have been proposed for the East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, which operates libraries. The hope is that some of this funding will be directed to keep Lenzie Library and another two small libraries open.
Nevertheless, it is clear that libraries are vulnerable, and smaller libraries with limited opening hours and stock, even more so. Some figures for library use across East Dunbartonshire have been obtained. They mostly show a slow downward trend, although in some cases it is difficult to compare over time, as some libraries have been combined with Council Services ‘Hubs’ and provided with cafés and other attractions.
The message as always is – use it or lose it!