Libraries saved, but they still need our help to stay open


Community groups have saved our local libraries from Labour's closure plan, but they need our help to stay open.

Nick Clegg said:

"Like anyone else involved in the campaign to save our local libraries, I’m delighted that it has been announced they will move into community control. This includes Stannington Library, Totley Library and Broomhill Library – libraries that many of my constituents use.

"Firstly, I have to say a big thank you and congratulations to the amazing community groups who have stepped in. Countless volunteers have put in an incredible effort to ensure these libraries stay open. Thanks to the huge campaign against Labour councillors in the Town Hall, including a 17,000 strong petition, we won a number of concessions from the Council.

"However, the danger to our local libraries hasn’t passed. Like me many of you will still have concerns about the long-term future of our libraries.

"I’m continuing to push the Council to support our local libraries, but to stay open community groups need volunteers to get involved and help. If you can help in any way please don't hesitate to get in touch with your local community group and volunteer."

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