The Friends of Wellington Library are holding a public meeting this week about the closure threat hanging over the library as part of Somerset County Council’s cost-cutting measures. “We hope to show a swell of feeling in the town that the library needs to stay,” said Hilda Thornton, chair of the Friends.
She was sceptical of the possible replacement of the Fore St library by a mobile service, visiting Wellington once or twice a week. “I’ve lived in places where they only have a mobile library and it’s not satisfactory,” said Hilda.
“Right now I’m not sure that the younger people in the town are that bothered about what happens to the library. Hopefully the public meeting will get some of them enthused,” said Hilda.
“In my view what Wellington needs is a multi-purpose community centre with the library housed in it. Then it could also be a base for the town council and an information centre.”
The meeting is at 7.30 pm on Thursday, May 24th, in the Baptist Church small hall, South St.