Restore Kapiti Coast Library's Book Buying Budget!

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Catherine Strongman
2 years ago
Our family regularly use the library and I am concerned at the proposed cuts to a vital service

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Jane McMurray
2 years ago
As a Kapiti ratepayer, I'm horrified to hear of cuts to such an essential service.
We all need books and information.

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Tamsin Rain
2 years ago
All throughout history, the destruction of libraries has preceded the decline or downfall of civilisations. A lack of literacy in our society is one of the major drivers of social decline, respect for others, low self esteem and a lower level of general knowledge.
Someone who can read and won't, isn't any smarter than someone who can't read.

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David Scott
2 years ago
History books entertain and provide a collective memory

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Chris Walker
2 years ago
Books are one of the best ways to time travel to known and unknown worlds and at a cheaper price than any other way. You learn so much from books, more so than any movie or TV show. From Edward Rutherford's book New York I learnt that Wall Street got it's name because a wooden wall was built there to keep Native Amoricans out (from their own land)...

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Rosa Shiels
2 years ago
Books open the mind to all manner of possibilities and sources of inspiration.

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Julieanne Stephens
2 years ago
This is appalling!! This bloody council gives itself payrises, raises our rates, raises our water tax...but slashes our book budget?? NO!

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Jan Sonne
2 years ago
Books allow people to experience other worlds, other countries, other ways of life and other people. They encourage people to THINK and reflect. They are for all ages, genders, races, cultures. They are a vital asset for everyone in every community. Books are vital. In this fast growing digital age we need MORE books, not less. The. budget should be increased not decreased.

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Anna-Marie O'Brien
2 years ago
Taking away this necessary public service smacks of corruption

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Sylvia Margaret
2 years ago
We need actual print and paper books for the nourishment of our minds and souls.