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Reason to stay cheerful… Appeal Granted!!!

The temptation to jump around with giddy excitement here at Save Doncaster Libraries is being tempered with the reality that this is a battle won… Below is the Press Release from our Lawyers, Public Interest Lawyers, released yesterday.  This details … Continue reading

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Volunteer Your Time to Save Our Libraries

If you’ve got any time to spare on the morning of Wednesday 12th October, please join us outside the Mansion House in Doncaster before the Cabinet meeting, where we’ll be protesting the Mayor’s proposals to force communities to run their … Continue reading

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Save Our Libraries Song

Piers Cawley has kindly shared this song he wrote, which can be used for library-saving activities! Child of the Library by pdcawley A Child of the Library Chorus: I’m a Child of the Lib’ry, it made me who I am, … Continue reading

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It’s Not Over

A number of people we spoke to at Read-Ins over the weekend asked if there was any reason to keep fighting the library cuts and closures now that the Cabinet have approved the proposals. Our answer is a resounding YES! … Continue reading

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Read-In

Yesterday’s Read-In was a great success. Plenty of people came to support the library service and oppose the cuts and closures. We’re getting very close to the 10,000 names needed for the petition, with 1,419 names from Conisbrough alone. Remember; … Continue reading

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5th February Read-Ins: we need your help!

We’re aiming to hold Read-Ins of different sizes at every library in the borough on Saturday 5th February, as part of a national day against library cuts and closures. This could be as small as someone outside the library asking … Continue reading

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Library Protests Step Up

An article in The Star today about opposition to the cuts and closures: THOUSANDS have signed petitions against a wave of Doncaster library closures as protests have stepped up. Petitions are circulating around the borough and campaigners are planning to … Continue reading

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Fighting Back Against the Cuts

The Star has covered the library cuts in an article quoting several Doncaster councillors, who describe the proposals as “Draconian”, “philistine” and saying that the council “do not appear to have any idea what the effect will be on the … Continue reading

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Doncaster Central Library Read-In, Saturday 29th January

There will be a Read-In at Doncaster Central Library on Saturday 29th January. Save Doncaster Libraries are protesting against the Mayor’s announcement in his draft budget that 13 library branches are to close. The remaining libraries will have reduced opening … Continue reading

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Public Library Closures Map

The national Voices for the Library campaign has put together a map of UK libraries which are to be closed or are under threat of closure: See the larger map for more details about the libraries under threat. Friends of … Continue reading

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