The plight of Sheffield Central Library shows where we are as a city - Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Matthew Smith, Hillsborough, Sheffield.

The Central Library and Graves Art Gallery in Sheffield. Picture: Dean Atkins
The Central Library and Graves Art Gallery in Sheffield. Picture: Dean Atkins

THE plight of Sheffield Central Library shows where we are as a city.

We are lumbered with a council who seem to think the best course of action is to rid Sheffield of its culture and heritage in order to attract students and yuppies. How wrong they are; one of the major attractions to any town and city is its municipal and cultural buildings. People will travel from miles around to visit well maintained cathedrals, market halls and central libraries.

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Despite all the cuts in recent years Sheffield Central Library continues to inspire us; even under lockdown Sheffield Libraries staff have innovated to run writing groups, children’s groups, poetry groups and more virtually.

Sheffield Central Library is a powerhouse of inspiration, culture and education which councilors of all parties should be striving to campaign for and preserve for future generations.

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