Video: Campaigners show support for Deepings Library

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More than 100 campaigners formed a “book circle” in protest at county council plans to close their library.

People linked arms around Deepings Library in Market Deeping on Saturday and read extracts from their favourite books.

Deepings Library book circle protest'All pose for photo before cicling library for readings'Photo:  SG260713-118TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Deepings Library book circle protest'All pose for photo before cicling library for readings'Photo: SG260713-118TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

The facility is threatened with closure as Lincolnshire County Council looks to save £2m from its annual £6m library budget.

Deeping St James parish councillor Judy Stevens helped organise the book circle. She said: “I was really moved by the consideration that people had given to the readings that they made. It proved to me that not only is the library of great practical use to the people of the Deepings but it is also close to their hearts as well.

“It absolutely explains why there is such a hue and cry against the loss of the library in a beautiful building that was given for this purpose by the Wade family.”

Our video shows Lena Pook reading from “If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things” by John McGregor.

Residents in a book circle around The Deepings Library to protest against its possible closure.

Residents in a book circle around The Deepings Library to protest against its possible closure.