Word has reached the Save Doncaster Libraries campaign that the council has decided to close thirteen of Doncaster’s 26 libraries. Investigations are ongoing to ascertain the accuracy of these assertions, but we have no reason to disbelieve them.
This will do untold damage to the reading, information, personal research, social inclusion and communities across Doncaster. Damage that will not and cannot be repaired. Once libraries are closed, and the expertise contained within them is dispersed or thrown on the unemployment lines, they cannot be brought back.
We cannot emphasise enough the damage this will do for generations to come. Now more than ever it’s vital for people to join in the campaign, attend protests and demonstrations, contact your MP to ask for their support and sign the petition against the cuts to Doncaster library services.