The number of books borrowed from public libraries has dropped 30% in the past seven years, from 9.8 books per person in 1995-96 to 7.1 in 2001-02, according to statistics compiled by the Scottish Executive office. During the same period, local communities have not reduced library funding, but most of the money goes to salaries and technology rather than new books.--Glasgow Herald, Aug. 29.
The Messiah Theological Institute in Mbale has received some 15,000 books for its library, thanks to its founding ministry, the Quaker Avenue Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas. The institute trains ministers in both Uganda and Kenya and its library also …
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Publication information: Article title: Global Reach. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: American Libraries. Volume: 35. Issue: 9 Publication date: October 2004. Page number: 22. © 1984 American Library Association. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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