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Maggie Barry's column: Library brought to book.

Byline: Maggie Barry

COMPUTERS are moving into my local library - which is a good thing, I am told, but I'm not so sure.

I have followed the changes over the years and it seems to me that the loser is always the books - and particularly children's books.

Libraries used to be quiet places where you could spend hours reading the Famous Five or the Bobbsey Twins.

Today's kids' sections are full of How to...books and lots of Answers to Questions books and horror stories. But a decent honest to goodness read? No.

Well, after all, why not bring in the computers - there's nothing for youngsters to read in there anyway.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 8, 2003
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