Derek Jacobi on libraries

Actor Sir Derek Jacobi has spoken out against library cuts.

“Libraries are very important,” he told the London Evening Standard, “they have certainly been important in my life.”

The actor said that it was his inspiring piano teacher who encouraged him to visit the library when he was six or seven, as there were no books in his home.

He added: “I love the atmosphere of libraries too. I like the look, the smell, the texture of the books.”

Jacobi criticised arts and libraries cuts as a “total mystery” and claimed that MPs “cannot understand” the arts and culture because “they don’t really see any need for them”.

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About s1bc

Chairman of library support group and chief blogger. Active library user since childhood and beyond. Book devourer. Grandparent and pensioner. Fighter for libraries.
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