Stu­dents plead for li­brary to be kept open

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GUILD­FORD Pri­mary School stu­dents have got be­hind a cam­paign to save the Guild­ford Li­brary by writ­ing let­ters and draw­ing pic­tures for City of Swan coun­cil­lors, plead­ing for them to keep it open.

Coun­cil­lors voted last week at the or­di­nary coun­cil meet­ing on the fu­ture of the li­brary and re­quested a de­tailed re­port in­clud­ing a busi­ness case to be pro­vided to coun­cil in March next year on whether to close the li­brary or im­ple­ment a plan to im­prove it.

More than 100 stu­dents wrote let­ters and drew pic­tures de­tail­ing what they loved about the li­brary and why it should be kept open.

Par­ent Si­mone Brown or­gan­ised the let­ters and said no li­brary should be closed.

“I think li­braries are just a place that are al­ways needed in the com­mu­nity,” she said.

“The Guild­ford Li­brary es­pe­cially is such a warm and wel­com­ing place and you just feel at home.”

Coun­cil­lor Ian John­son put for­ward a mo­tion to de­fer the de­ci­sion at Wed­nes­day’s meet­ing, but it was voted down.

He said there needed to be more time for public con­sul­ta­tion.

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