From the BBC:
All Scottish children could automatically become library members in a bid to promote literacy.
Pilot projects are being developed in every council area to enrol children during their early years.
From 7 September, every baby registered in the Glasgow area will be given a library card by the registrar.
[First Minister] Ms [Nicola] Sturgeon said: “Our libraries are often the hub of a local community – providing vital access to information and resources that people would otherwise not have.
“Now, thanks to £80,000 Scottish government funding, every local authority in Scotland will trial methods to give children automatic membership to their local library.
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Includes brief comments from Nicola Sturgeon.