Verschiedene, nicht nur aktuelle Artikel zur Lage der Bibliotheken in der Wirtschaftskrise:
The dip in the economy has made the library more popular, and a library expansion and remodeling five years ago helped draw more users, Myers said.
Clearly, it will take more work than in the past to raise money. However, a new opportunity is there, and the money is there. I maintain that this is not the time to retrench; it is the time to redouble our efforts.
Cllr Sir Peter Brown, the council’s communities chief, said: “We have to chop £2 million from an £8 million budget and we are looking to provide the best possible library service within that budget.”
“But we are also finding that the tight economy is bringing in those who are searching for jobs and career information or wanting to use computers. Many patrons are cutting back in their personal budgets and look to the library as a free resource for newspapers, magazines, and audiovisual materials as well as books that they no longer are able to or want to purchase.”
In this economy where can one go to explore the world for free? Come over to the library and see. The residents of our community do use the library, so let’s keep it going.
Erwachsene zahlen für die Ausleihe pro Jahr 20 Euro. Kinder bis 18 Jahre dürfen den Service der Stadtbücherei gratis nutzen. Vielleicht ist das auch ein Teil des Erfolges für die Neumünsteraner, denn so manche familiäre Haushaltskasse hat in Zeiten der Wirtschaftskrise durchaus mal Ebbe.