Unanimous support for Williamsburg library


South Dundas council is officially requesting that the SD&G Library Board reverse their decision to close the Williamsburg branch of the library.

South Dundas considered the resolution at the May 21 regular council meeting and unanimously agreed that they want the board to reverse their decision and find a way to provide alternate service of more than just a book drop to for Williamsburg. 

The request also states that the group who have been working to save the library, the library board and the township work together in the endeavour to continue to provide library service in Williamsburg.

“We need to put the books in the kids hands,” said South Dundas councillor Archie Mellan.

This resolution is only one step in a process to save the library. 

With the township signing a lease agreement with TR Leger for the municipal building in Williamsburg, the municipality will have to find an alternate location for a Williamsburg library.

The library board, which operates independently from the municipalities, will have to discuss how this request will be handled at an upcoming board meeting. 

It will be up to them to decide whether or not they are willing to reconsider their decision.

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