To: Warrington Borough Council

Save Warrington’s libraries

12/12/17 Great News

COUNCIL chiefs have 'pulled a rabbit out of the hat' by committing to keep all of Warrington's libraries open 'subject to robust business cases'.

The executive board approved recommendations to keep all the existing sites open at its Town Hall meeting on Monday.

Read more here:
http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15716194.Council_chiefs____pull_rabbit_out_of_hat____by_committing_to_keep_libraries_open/

Save Warrington’s libraries

Bin your proposals to close, move and water down Warrington’s libraries. Instead, commit to retain all existing libraries, consult with the public and community groups on ways to involve even more community groups in to existing libraries and do more to publicly promote and celebrate the many activities already on offer across the network.

Why is this important?

Public libraries across Warrington are under threat in Council proposals under consultation right now. Plans propose that some libraries are closed, others replaced with “lockers” and others moved from their current location to shopping centres.
Libraries offer easy access to books and information to all of us, and a priceless space for young people to be absorbed in to the world of books. But libraries are about more than books. They also act as important community hubs – spaces in which the community can come together for events and spaces to meet, open to all no matter who they are or where they come from. They are a treasured and valuable asset to any community. Let’s be proud to be a town with fantastic, community libraries.

Warrington

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Reasons for signing

  • Public Libraries Act 1850 - trying to elevate the working class people - here we are in 2017 going backwards. It's not acceptable. Fight back responsibly
  • Since the Council outsourced the management of our libraries to LiveWire in 2012
  • To enable young people to develop an attention span of more than 5 minutes.

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