Things are hotting up in Darlington. The local press reports that a town centre library is up for a change to become a community centre or be sold for redevelopment.

Local campaigners have made a series of videos about their both Crown Street library and one  on the Mobile Library which came under threat from council cuts, & was then removed from service, leading to a documented decline in library usage revealed by FOI.

And finally Jenny Chapman, the local MP who was re-elected on June 8th has  threatened to chain herself to the railings to stop Darlington’s Crown Street library building being sold off – but is seemingly not doing it to save the building as a library.

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Libraries News Round-up: 31 January 2016

The Bee FM : 31st January Lancashire | Local comedian helps campaign to save local Chorley library Coppull Library http://www.thebee.co.uk/news/local-news/1869934/local-comedian-helps-campaign-to-save-local-chorley-library/?platform=hootsuite BBC News : 30th January Lincolnshire | Market Deeping's volunteer-run library opens http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-35449733

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