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Readers surveyed as Medway Council buys library stock

Readers have been asked to vote for their favourite books as Medway Council buys more stock for its libraries.

The authority has allocated £92,000 for new stock and has set up an online survey where library users can suggest their favourite books.

Councillor Howard Doe welcomed the cash allocated for new stock and urged people to take part in the survey.

Last month, the authority ratified its budget for 2011-12, which will see savings of £23m and 157 jobs cut.

Favourite genres

Mr Doe, community services cabinet spokesman, said: "I was pleased that money was allocated in the budget for new books.

"The council wants to ensure this money is spent in the best possible way - on the items that residents want to use.

"Make sure you visit the council website and vote to have your say on the future of Medway libraries book stock."

In the survey, readers are asked to choose their most favourite and least favourite genres, and name authors and specific books they would like to see on the shelves.

The online form is on the Medway Libraries website.

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