Video: Plea to the Queen to save Deepings Library

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Three siblings have sent messages to the most important people in the land asking them to help save their library.

Rhiannon, Sian and Rhys Morgan Plowright are regular visitors to Deepings Library in High Street, Market Deeping.

They were distraught to learn of Lincolnshire County Council’s plan to close the facility, along with 31 others in the county.

So they joined the campaign to save it and decided to get in touch with the highest powers to ask for help.

Rhiannon, 11, wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron; Sian, nine, wrote to the Queen; and Rhys, five, wrote a prayer to God.

Deepings School pupil Rhiannon said: “I wrote to David Cameron because he can do something about it.

“I have been coming to the library for years. I read a lot of books about horses. I take out about 10 books a month.

“I would be missing out on a lot if it wasn’t here.”

William Hildyard Primary School pupil Sian said: “I asked the Queen if she could keep the library open because it’s important and a lot of people in the Deepings use it.

“A lot of my friends use the library.

“It’s important for children to read. It helps them learn about life.”

The siblings all joined in with a book circle to show support for the library and have made posters opposing the closure plans.

The youngsters and their mother Helen Morgan will be among scores of Deepings residents attending a public meeting on the library at The Deepings School from 7.30pm.

The council’s executive member for libraries Nick Worth (Con) has agreed to attend the meeting and campaigners hope he will answer questions from the public.

A petition with almost 8,000 signatures has also been handed to the council, triggering a debate which is expected to take place this month.