Scotland: Public Library Will Offer Pole-Dancing Lesson With Goal to Get More People Using Library Services
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.
It will run the session at Mayfield Library in Dalkeith on February 2, which is Love Your Library Day.
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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