A boost for learning and literacy, thanks to the Lib Dems

Birmingham Library

Ann Holtom, Liberal Democrat candidate for Tyburn Ward in the forthcoming local elections has strongly welcomed the decision, taken as a result of a motion put to Birmingham Council by the Lib Dem Group, to give a universal library card to all children in the city under the age of 16 years. Mrs Holtom said: "This move will assist the 45% of Birmingham children who do not currently hold a library card to develop their reading skills and give them access to all the other services offered by libraries in the city. I very much welcome this Liberal Democrat initiative to encourage all our young people to improve their literacy skills which can only help them do better at school."