Libraries to start lending money

This isn’t related to cataloguing, but it’s nice to post something lighthearted every so often.

NewsBiscuit  posted the story Libraries to start lending money.  It begins with:

In its latest bid to kick-start the nation’s ailing economy, the government has announced that public libraries will extend their current range of services to include the lending of money. From today, customers borrowing books will also be able to take out financial loans for a period of three weeks, though it may be possible to renew the terms of these agreements provided no other customer is waiting to borrow the cash. More…

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One response to “Libraries to start lending money

  1. Mary Kosta

    Actually, micro loans through the library might be an excellent idea in remote or impoverished communities. I know this was a tongue-in-cheek post, but the Grameen Bank model could be used in Canada and really help the poor. And what better place to access micro loans than the public library, while at the same time getting information about how to start a small business?

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