Philip Pullman adds his voice to the campaign to defend public libraries

I found this story in The Guardian.  You can read his full speech here.

Here’s my favourite bit:

Does he [Mr Keith Mitchell, leader of Oxfordshire county council] think the job of a librarian is so simple, so empty of content, that anyone can step up and do it for a thank-you and a cup of tea? Does he think that all a librarian does is to tidy the shelves?

I hope that the Library Day in the Life project is helping to educate more people about what it is like to work as a librarian and what the job involves. It’s still nice to have the thank-you and a cup of tea too…

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