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The old adage says that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.

If there is truth to that, and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals are right to worry that 600 libraries are in danger of closure, there will soon be nowhere left in some towns and villages to ignore that advice.

After all, who doesn’t judge a book by its cover?

And what better place is there to do that than in a library, where you have covers galore to judge?

Quite a few of us are at it: 322 million visits are made to UK libraries each year, which works out as roughly five visits each a year...that’s a lot of borrowing potential.

What a shame that wasn’t celebrated in the opening ceremony of the Olympics as well.