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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Joy as Leeds library saved (UK)

Joy as Leeds library saved (UK)Campaigners in Leeds who fought to keep their village library open have welcomed news that their building's future is safe for at least another year. The Friends of Rawdon Library have praised Leeds City Council's decision to give Rawdon Library a stay of execution. Hundreds of locals signed petitions in a bid to persuade the council not to close it. But now, the decision to replace the building with a mobile service has been put on hold for another year while alternative solutions are discussed. June Longley, from the Friends of Rawdon Library, said: "We've won the battle but we have not won the war. "We have really got to work together for the sake of the Rawdon community to help preserve the future of the library. "We have been given the opportunity to prove that the library is used and valued by the community so it deserves to remain open."

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