A good discussion about the central library rebuild and the future of books from yesterday’s Press.

Cera calls the central library a “community hub of knowledge, research and heritage”; Robertson a “non-commercial neutral place”. This is the library as the anti-shopping mall.

Compare this statement from Christchurch Libraries and Information Manager Carolyn Robertson, with the idea from councillor Gough that we should open the new library up to sponsorship. These are completely ideologically opposed ideas. Lets hope this is one where money doesn’t win.