However I am learning afresh. I have just received a Library Card from the London Borough of Southwark. With it came a letter from the Council telling me what I can get from the library.
Maybe I had joined blockbusters?
- All the latest films on DVD
- Music CDs of every description
I was beggining to despair, but no down at point 7
- Free access to the internet and computers
- Book discussion groups
- Homework help
- Baby and toddler sessions
Look I know that libraries seem to feel a need to be relevant. But hold on a moment.
- Books for all ages and interests
If I go to Blockbuster and hire, to take a film at random, say Veggie Tales: Sweetpea Beauty then it will cost me £5 for unlimited rentals for a month. So why are the precious pennies of council tax payers pretending to be able to compete with a vibrant and competitive market.
Since the demise of the Boots lending library there is no competition in the lending out of books.
Dammit they can corner the market.