“Libraries are absolutely essential to any community … these libraries are our priorities, and they should not be taken away. They should be expanded.
We cannot cut these services and fail completely to understand the needs and demands of local people.
The reason this is so important is because of the children. In my own family, it was the weekly trip to the library with our children that was absolutely fundamental. It was about growing up and being part of an intellectual community. This council has to realise that.
Let’s save the libraries.”