Hundreds of people gathered tonight at a public meeting in Middlesbrough being held to discuss proposed library closures.
The writer Anne Cleeves, who created the television series 'Vera', told the public meeting that it would not have been written without the help of public libraries.
She has recently taken a tour of all the libraries threatened with closure in Newcastle.
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