Thirteen Libraries to Close

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.


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3 Responses to Thirteen Libraries to Close

  1. Jane says:

    I have been reliably informed that half of all libraries will be closing and the remaining libraries will have 1 staff member per library and the rest of the staff will be volunteers. This means many job losses throughout the library service and experienced staff having to compete against each other for the remaining jobs. If this is the case then it is going to cause a lot of bad blood between many staff, especially if less experienced staff get jobs and the staff who have the experience and knowledge do not get jobs.
    [We can only hope these are rumours that will prove to be untrue, if it is true, Doncaster will have on of the worst services in the UK]

  2. My God! Well, as the saying goes, if these people think education is expensive, try ignorance.

  3. Judith says:

    When an elected mayor, who I understand is an ex-teacher, admits that he has never borrowed a book from a library you have to ask yourself.
    1) Did he buy all his books ? If so he should have more consideration for those who cannot afford to buy. Or.
    2) Does he not read ? Given his recent behaviour I tend to the latter explanation. He increasingly comes across as a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
    Shame on you.

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