'People often say that football and boxing are the ways out of the working class...But, for me, the library is the key. That is where the escape tunnel is. All of the knowledge in the world is there.'
‘If it wasn’t for libraries and books, I would never have learnt to read and speak in public.’
Envisioning the library of the future Phase 3: Understanding what people value about libraries, Arts Council England
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