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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pupils and staff at Distington Community School planning rally in a bid to save their local library (UK)

A countywide shake-up could see up to 20 small libraries close, including those at Moorclose, Seaton and Distington, with mobile libraries also facing the axe. But Kathleen Jones, assistant headteacher of Distington Community School, said that pupils and staff would march through the village with placards and banners urging people to sign their petition. The library, which is based in the community centre, is over the road from the school. Ms Jones said: "The library brings lots of benefits to the school and it would be a great loss not only for the school but for the community if it went." A date for the march is yet to be fixed but Ms Jones said it would be after the half-term holiday

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