Council should do some creative thinking

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I am writing to express my disappointment at Sheffield Council’s decision to close Greenhill and Jordanthorpe Libraries, together with many, many others throughout the city.

At a time when the UK has fallen further and further behind the rest of the world in literacy and numeracy the idea of closing libraries will help those statistics beggars belief.

The current economic situation is affecting all families, not just the council, and the ability for children to be able to access books easily and disadvantaged in any other ways.

Surely with a little more creative thinking the council could find ways to minimise the devastating effect these closures will have on all sections of the local community.

Mrs Susan Dunn

S8