Janet Holborow, the Kāpiti Coast Deputy Mayor, has defended the swingeing cuts to the District’s budget for library books.
In answer to detailed questions from the Independent (many of which remain unanswered) she says:
“There was a reduction in budget for books through the Annual Plan process this year.
“It’s important to see this within a wider context with funds needed to re-house the Waikanae Library.
“Due to the reduction in prices with better technology and access to Smart Libraries there shouldn’t be a noticeable reduction in availability of books for library users.”