"The average pupil borrows just one book a term."

From the Daily Mail:

Half of primary schools close their libraries at break and lunchtimes, while one in 20 ban children from taking books out on loan.


In elementary school, I was totally obsessed with two books:  A book about horror movies -- specifically, the chapter about the special effects -- and this other extremely strange cartoon-y one about all sorts of gadgets for cheating (like a homework machine -- AWESOME) and cleaning your room and avoiding horrid relatives.  I wish I could remember the title.  I took them out so often that they were hardly ever on the shelf. 

But then this other girl took a liking to the horror movie book.  That led to a minor war.

Ah, fourth grade.

The full report is here.