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Hundreds of protesters have formed a human chain around the main library in Barnsley to protest at plans to close it.
The council wants to demolish the building to make way for a new college - moving some books to a nearby office block instead. But campaigners are fighting against the changes. James Webster reports.
Some of the hundreds of campaigners opposing plans to close Barnsley Central Library have been telling us why it should be saved. They say the building is well used and valued by the community and it is a facility which should be kept in its current purpose built location.
The campaigner leading the fight against the closure of Barnsley library says closing the current building will make the service in the town far worse. David Gibson is organising a petition against the councils proposals. He gathered demonstrators in a human chain around the building earlier.
Hundreds of campaigners who want to save Barnsley Central Library from closure have formed a human chain around the building. They waved home-made banners chanting "Save Our Library". They have organised a petition against council plans to close the library to make way for a new sixth form college.
Campaigners angry at plans to demolish Barnsley's central library have been protesting in the town by forming a human chain around the building. The council have put forward plans to tear down the library to make way for a new sixth form college.
More than 2000 signatures have so far been collected against the plans. A four week consultation period is underway.
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