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To: Birmingham City Council
Keep Library Services Open In Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Centre
Instead of closing Royal Sutton Coldfield's Town Library to retain library provision in the town centre, as part of a multi-use community hub or other facility.
Why is this important?
There was a time when public libraries were built like cathedrals. Now, Sutton Coldfield Town Library is no citadel but it is an invaluable, much loved and necessary resource for those of us who live in the town. As well as being a place to borrow and read books Sutton Coldfield Library offers a number of other facilities:
Children’s Story Sessions and school holiday activities
Practice Driving Theory Tests
Extensive Historical Archive and Genealogy Help
Police Beat Surgeries
Children’s coding club
Reading Groups-Author readings and performances
Increased resources and opening hours at Mere Green Library will not mitigate the loss of Sutton’s biggest library and does not present a suitable substitute for the vast majority of Town Library users.
We, therefore, strongly urge Birmingham City Council to work with Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council, City Councillors, community groups and local businesses to find a way of retaining a Town Library as part of a multi-use facility, a community hub fit for the 21st Century.
Please sign to show your support (and add your favourite book if you like!)