Students plead for library to be kept open
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.