England 'divided into readers and watchers'comment. Karen Goulding, from the University's National Centre for Language & Literacy, says reversal of Government cuts to libraries a must for our society's continued knowledge and education
Release Date 11 March 2014
Karen Goulding, from the University of Reading's National Centre for Language and Literacy, comments on the Booktrust's report which found poor adults are much less likely to read books than their richer neighbours.
"Research shows the ability to read is vital for a highly articulate society. We must celebrate reading in the way we celebrated the sporting achievements of our Olympians.
"A first step change should be the reversal of central government's decision of budget cuts to library provision. We need libraries and the readers they nourish. They feed our society's knowledge and education and we must not lose one crumb."