19th November 2017
Commenting on Unison’s SOS Libraries Day campaign, Rutherglen Liberal Democrat Councillor Robert Brown said:
“I very much welcome Unison’s SOS Libraries Day on Thursday. It is a timely reminder of the importance of libraries. Libraries are a tremendous resource for our local communities, old and young alike which we can often trace back to the foresight of our Victorian ancestors.
Nowadays the role of the library has widened with the availability of IT services, large print and audio materials and exhibitions or displays of community history. They help avoid isolation and, as Unison point out, also save the NHS by supporting people’s health and social education.
Locally we have accessible libraries in Rutherglen, Cambusang, Cathkin and Halfway which are of huge value to local people.”