Save Walsall’s libraries
We, the undersigned, completely reject the conclusions of the “The draft proposal” public consultation which has identified for potential closure seven of the Walsall’s libraries.
We believe libraries are an important part of the communities they serve and perform a much wider social function than the simple lending of books. The opportunities this Council service has provided to previous and present generations are almost immeasurable.
The local library also continues to give access to a world of knowledge and experience for many disadvantage people in our city. Something they would otherwise be denied.
Accordingly, we call on the Mayor to give a categorical assurance that he will not support any move to reduce library provision, and will work with officers and users to keep all threatened branch libraries open.