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'Save Our Libraries campaign' launched in Wokingham Borough

June 10, 2011 12:00 PM

Wokingham Borough Council has announced plans to award the library services' contract to a private company in May 2012.

In response, Rachelle Shepherd-DuBey and Anthony Vick have announced the formation of a 'Save Our Libraries' campaign and are inviting anybody interested to contact them.

Rachelle Shepherd-DuBey said: "I am appalled by the thought of companies making a profit out of libraries. Libraries should be for the benefit of residents not city sharks.

"I am worried that the only way private companies can make a profit will be to close libraries and increase charges to residents."

Anthony Vick said: "Anyone who wants to get involved in our Save Our Libraries campaign can contact us at saveourlibrariesinwokingham@gmail.com or visit our website at http://save-our-libraries.blogspot.com. We will need volunteers to organise petitions and other events at libraries, but as a start you can sign our petition at http://tinyurl.com/WBCLibraries."