Novel way to increase library use
Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on February 5, 2008 - 7:00am
A mayor in Spain who pays children one Euro per hour to read at the local library in an attempt to keep them in school. <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/cp/Oddities/080204/K020402AU.html">The CBC Says</a> Agustin Jimenez, Socialist mayor of the agricultural town of Noblejas in central Spain, is recommending the town's children be given a euro - the equivalent of $1.50 - for every hour they spend reading in the local library. The sweetener is part of a string of measures to be voted on by the Noblejas council in March.