Hands Joined Around St Just Library

Posted on: 1st March 2014

For the second day running local people turned out to show their support and ‘love’ for St Just Library. The point many make is that it is not the building but the service and atmosphere they value.

A Cornishman photographer came to record us holding hands and making a circle around the whole building. Just like yesterday, I didn’t know what the response would be but we rose to the challenge and the circle was complete!

We did not quite manage to empty the Library yesterday but over 500 people came and many did take out their 18 books so, when the figures come out, I would have thought between 4,000 and 5,000 books went out the door yesterday and that is some message of support for me to take from you to County Hall in Truro.

Cabinet may have decided that there was no public consultation over the reduction of Library Opening hours BUT they did agree to consult individual Cornwall Councillors. The only way I, as your Councillor, could know your views was to talk with you. I will ensure your voice is heard!

A big thank you to all those supporting this campaign and from all of us a big thank you to the staff. They had a day that will go down in the history of our little Library yesterday and worked their socks off!