That’s right.  The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry County manager of library services has banned arts and crafts groups, including a childrens’ knitting club, from using library facilities.  Why?  They want the library to be more “literacy focused”.  Personally, I thought they pretty much had that covered already, what with filling the place with reading material and all.

Clearly, though, I am out of touch with contemporary library management theory.  I must be, because the library manager’s plan to host video game nights doesn’t strike me as being a brilliant literacy-promotion strategy.  I guess I haven’t been reading enough.

The CBC reports on the story here.