Lydon’s urging us to use our libraries for personal reasons

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He once belted out to millions of people that he was an anarchist, but now Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten has come over all establishment.

John Lydon, as he’s known on his birth certificate, also once sung about how we shouldn’t be told what to do. But, next Saturday, he will be doing just that.

Because February 7 is National Libraries Day and Mr Lydon is urging us all to support our local library on the day.

Fair play, I can see the use-it-or-lose-it benefit of that.

But what’s refreshing is that he’s urging us to use them because of a very personal reason.

As a result of contracting meningitis as a child he lost his memory, and he credits libraries and librarians for helping him get it back.