Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cornish libraries closures not this year

Having previously mentioned closures within Cornwall public libraries, the Lanson Boy blog with the headline Cornwall Libraries 'not safe beyond this year'. In the article he writes:-

Cornwall's 29 libraries are not safe beyond the coming financial year. This was the statement made by Council Cabinet Member Joan Symons at today's full council meeting and confirms what Liberal Democrats have been warning for some time - that branches may have to close in order to meet Tory budget needs.

As I have blogged previously, the Council wants to make two sets of savings from the libraries and one stop shops budget. For the coming financial year, the plans are to make savings by moving one stop shops into library buildings and by buying books in a different way.

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