My library sadness, by Mrs. S. Pickering, Tamworth. Letter to the editor, Tamworth Herald (Staffordshire, UK), October 14, 2004.
"I am writing to ask what genius in some planning department planned our new Tamworth library? ... In the old library there was a wide selection of books, two large racks of crime, autobiography, craft, world history, large print. I went in there the other day and asked about autobiography. The lady pointed to a small shelf unit, which contained about two dozen books and said that was it. Crime is now only a few on three/four shelves, the bottom one I cannot reach as I am 71 and I have a bad back. The children's section is about one third of what it was. To say I am disappointed is putting it mildly." [More]
Sale of library books. Tamworth Herald (Staffordshire, UK), October 14, 2004.
"Book lovers are being invited to attend a sale of discarded ex-stock at Tamworth Library. Following a number of library refurbishments across Staffordshire, a huge amount of stock, all of which is in good condition, is now up for sale. From 9am on Monday, October 18, visitors to the town centre library can browse through the wide selection of titles available - but buyers are warned to take along boxes to carry them home. The sale will be held during normal opening hours on the library's first floor, but hurry, you've only got until 4pm on Saturday, October 23, to pick up a bargain."