November 30, 2020

Scotland: All Children in Scotland Could Automatically Become Library Members Under New Scheme

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.

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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.

Read the Complete Article

See Also: Video Report (1:51) via STV
Includes brief comments from Nicola Sturgeon.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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