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SIR,- In reference to your editorial ‘Bookworms to squirm’, The Weekly Advertiser,  July 21. What is really annoying in this present age is the calm assumption that every average ‘consumer’ has a computer in the home.
There are many of us who have neither the money nor the inclination to do so.
A little time spent in our local library would make this very obvious.
I see students working with the library computers. I see kindergarten students having stories read aloud to them which combines socialising and group participation. How can this compare with an impersonal computer.
I see older folk who just want a good book to read on a wet afternoon or to fill some witching hours when sleep will not come.
Can one curl up with a computer?
I invite you to come and sit in on our U3A Reading for Pleasure group at 1.30pm on the third Tuesday of every month and see what a busy place our local library can be.
Barbara Crick,
Horsham

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Posted on Jul 27 2011

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