IPS charges for World Book Night event

23 Apr

A reader of this blog writes: “I noticed in the Ipswich Star that the central library are charging people £3 to take part in their World Book Night event tonight (Tuesday 23 April 2013):
http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/ipswich_wear_your_pjs_to_the_library_for_world_book_night_1_2013775

I think this is pretty shocking really. World Book Night is intended to be a free event, subsidized by publishers, to promote reading and the love of books. It seems to me quite wrong for the library to be using it as a fundraising opportunity.

Mentioning this to you because of your interest in monitoring the libraries’ activities under the new ownership setup. If this sort of thing is illustrative of their attitude then I think people should be made aware of how wrong it is.”

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3 Responses to “IPS charges for World Book Night event”

  1. Kevin Algar April 25, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    Can you point out to me where the Ipswich Star article says that the IPS charged £3.00 please? As far as I could see the IPS are never mentioned.

    • Michael Sharp May 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

      Agree, it was the friends of Ipswich library not Suffolk libraries IPS

  2. Michael Sharp April 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    If you would look at the event you would know it was more than giving away the free world book nights. I still don’t understand why you cant support the library service. If you where so concerned about the library why dont you join a friends group and have your say direct to the Suffolk libraries IPS. The library service is no longer SCC and haven’t we notice the improvements since. Libraries having extra staff more opening hours and having the support they need to improve the library service.

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