October 23, 2014

Scotland: Public Library Will Offer Pole-Dancing Lesson With Goal to Get More People Using Library Services

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From the Whitby Gazette:

Council bosses are staging a free pole-dancing class in a library in an attempt to persuade more people to use the service.

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It will run the session at Mayfield Library in Dalkeith on February 2, which is Love Your Library Day.

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Bob Constable, Midlothian Council’s Cabinet member for public services and leisure, said: “Love Your Library Day is a marvellous opportunity for us all to celebrate the hugely important role libraries play in the heart of our local community.

“The pole fitness session is a fun and interesting way of encouraging more people into our libraries, trying out all the services on offer and ultimately borrowing more books.

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