I had the misfortune to visit the old library at Colne last Friday, my first visit for some time.
Having been under the impression the library should be a place of quiet, I was appalled at what I saw and heard.
A constant stream of noise came from the front of the building, which sounded more like a chimp’s tea party, from what seemed to be a mothers’ and children’s club. This finally led to the children running round the library with their mothers laughing and chasing after them, both shouting at the top of their voices.
I am old enough to remember the peace and quiet of the old library where one could select and perhaps read part of a book while silence would prevail.
Alas, no more. A friends of mine said this was the library dumbing down. How true.
Mrs N. Phildes