Sunday, March 11, 2012
Calls to help Dorset libraries at risk of closure rejected (UK)
Councillors have turned down pleas to provide additional resources to help communities take over lib-raries threatened with closure. So far supporters of seven out of nine Libraries faced with the loss of core funding from Dorset County Council later this year have submitted business plans to take on the running of the facilities themselves. Members of the council's cabinet approved the latest proposals to allow them to move forward with the handover of control but turned down a specific request for additional resources to start up the new community libraries.