In The Media & Newsletter » Let us hope the shake-up in Derby will new ensure libraries are used to their full potential
To The Editor,
I read with interest your article concerning the biggest ever shake-up of Derby's library services.
The plans will see the Central Library close and move from its present site - after 138 years - to the Council House.
Meanwhile, you report that ten of the city's smaller libraries will be turned over to community groups for them to run, as part of a £648,000 cost-cutting exercise that also includes significant job losses.
That leaves just five libraries being retained by Derby City Council.
There have been concerns express by city residents and that I understand. Libraries, like pubs, lime Post Offices, are important community hubs. We should be keeping them open if at all possible.
Let us hope the shake-up in Derby will new ensure libraries are used to their full potential.
Margot Parker, MEP for Derby.
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