Category Archives: Closures

Library campaigners demand public inquiry into closures

Doncaster libraries are mentioned in The Guardian again today. Local campaign groups are mounting active campaigns in defence of their libraries, especially in areas – such as Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Doncaster – where large numbers of libraries could go. Many … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies

It’s clear that Doncaster Libraries and Information Service have not adequately consulted with the public about the changes being made to Doncaster’s libraries and are not paying attention to what its citizens want and need. When we’ve been in the … Continue reading

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Doncaster Council Disgrace: 14 Libraries Set to Close

The results of the council’s library review is even worse than we feared. Library staff were informed yesterday that 14 out of Doncaster’s 26 libraries are to close: Bawtry, Bessacarr, Cantley, Carcroft, Conisbrough, Denaby, Edenthorpe, Intake, Moorends, Rossington, Scawthorpe, Sprotbrough, … 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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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 … Continue reading

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Shocking Libraries News

Some Save Doncaster Libraries campaigners were in the town centre this weekend, asking for the public to sign the petition against library cuts. They were reliably informed of the latest news from Doncaster Council surrounding libraries: At least another nine … Continue reading

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Libraries Closed on Wednesday

All of Doncaster’s libraries will be closed on Wednesday, either for a full or half day. We believe this is so that staff can hear about the consultancy report for which we placed a Freedom of Information request. Hopefully that … Continue reading

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Support from Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP

Ms Caroline Flint is supportive of the Save Doncaster Libraries campaign.  Below is a word for word Copy of a letter sent to Save Doncaster Libraries campaigner Ms Lauren Smith, in response to her email requesting support from local MP … Continue reading

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Closures Aren’t A Solution (Part One)

The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council published a prospectus in March 2010 with “ideas for the longer term, and advice to avoid ad hoc library, museum and archive reductions and closures”. It can be read here. It includes ideas for: Distribution of … Continue reading

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