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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Loud in Libraries

The Get it Loud in Libraries scheme

"Last year 290 million visits were made to Britain's 3,500 libraries. Where once it was simply to take out a book, now it is to read the newspapers, browse the internet, borrow CDs - or listen to live music. Get It Loud is a great example of the way libraries are diversifying, says Culture Minister David Lammy. 'We know that teenage boys are one of the hardest groups to get into libraries, and with libraries like this one drawing them in, it's exciting.'

What's next? Parsons wants to start a library-based festival in the North-West, 'a sort of mini-Glastonbury/Live 8 thing'. 'We need to think big to make people sit up and take notice,' says Parsons. 'Libraries as a rule are far too humble, yet we've got resources which can change people's lives.'"

Christchurch City Libraries will be making music in the libraries this May for New Zealand Music Month ...


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