DIG out and donate any unwanted books to libraries is the message by a Wirral writer.
Margaret Murphy from Thingwall has launched a campaign for people to donate books to Wirral’s hard up libraries, after having their budget slashed this year.
The idea came ato her after having a clear out a few years ago, and so far she has donated more than 50 books to Heswall Library.
Now she has embarked on helping to increase the book stock at Bebington Library.
Margaret, who writes crime novels, said: “I am appealing for people to support your libraries and donate a book to them.
“I’m sure many Wirral News readers have special memories of trips to the library.’’
She continued: “I’ve loved libraries ever since I was a child, and felt grateful for the opportunities I had through books to explore ideas that were well beyond my own experience.
“I frequently borrow books from my local library in Heswall.
“Although I buy lots of books too, and inevitably I have to make room for new additions from time to time, so give unwanted books to the library for someone else to enjoy.
“Libraries are often the heart of a community, and these are difficult times for everyone.
“I made the decision in 2010 that I would donate any books I had that were in good condition.
“When I heard recently that book acquisition budgets for Wirral Library Services had been slashed by an astonishing amount, I realised that it would take a lot more than my small effort to plug the gap.
“I hope readers will consider donating books too.”
Any readers who wish to donate books to libraries in Wirral should contact 0151 666 3178.