'The magic of libraries': Why we need them, by Joseph Coelho

posted on 11 Oct 2017


I grew up next to the best library in the world, West Hill Library - my beautiful, wood-panelled library. I lived just around the corner from it and spent my evenings and weekends among its wooded shelves: took part in the summer reading schemes, did my homework there, bought incomplete encyclopaedias from its constant book sale, met a girl I was too shy to talk to, and laughed like a hyena with my friends.

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