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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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Library Campaign Conference: 22 October, London

Save Doncaster Libraries representatives will be speaking at the national conference for library campaigns, organised by The Library Campaign and Voices for the Library, on Saturday 22nd October at the University of London Union. It is hoped that this national … Continue reading

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MP Rosie Winterton lends her support to Save Doncaster Libraries

Rosie Winterton, Labour Chief Whip and MP for Doncaster Central, has lent her support to the Save Doncaster Libraries campaign: “I am fully supportive of the campaign to save our libraries. Libraries are an essential part of the Doncaster community … Continue reading

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Support swells for Save Our Libraries Day

Save Our Libraries Day is a day of action that will bring greater attention to the cuts and closures facing many public library services. The Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals had pledged its support. CILIP is encouraging everyone … Continue reading

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Doncaster Libraries: Putting the ‘con’ in consultation

Managers of Doncaster Libraries and Information Service last week announced to staff that 14 library branches were to close as part of the service strategy for 2011-2015, which includes a savings requirement of £1,346,490 due to the government’s local authority … 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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Without libraries, we will lose a mark of our civilisation

Lauren from the Save Doncaster Libraries campaign was interviewed for this article in this week’s Observer, which discusses why libraries are so important and why we cannot afford to lose them or hand them over to volunteers.

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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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