We all hope books and reading become an important part of our children’s lives.
That’s why it’s so puzzling that the Toronto Public Library Board has targeted kids.
In its desperation to make up revenue lost to funding cuts by the City, late fines for children books were increased 100%, while late fines for teen and adult materials were increased by 25%.
The impact of these changes is startling.
According to the latest information, circulation of kid’s materials is down 9%, while circulation of teen materials is down 14.5%.
Meanwhile, the TPL issued new library cards to 17% fewer children and teens in 2012 compared to the year before!
These stark facts alone should be more than enough evidence for our political leaders to reverse cuts to our public library.
Isn’t it about time our politicians valued our public library as we do?
Spread the Word:
- Highlights – TPL Staff Report #9 – April 29,2013 May 8, 2013
- Isn’t it time City Hall valued our public library like we do? March 26, 2013
- Library Advertising March 11, 2013
- Love a Librarian! February 20, 2012
- Library is spared the full brunt of Mayor Ford’s knife January 18, 2012