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Dover Public Library Part II – From Winning to Broken Promises

It had taken almost 100 years to get a public library in Dover and this opened on 13 March 1935 at 6 Biggin Street – 85 years after the introduction of the first Public Libraries Act of 1850. The Act had permitted councils to use ratepayers’ … Continue reading

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Dover Public Library Part I – the Long Road to Winning

‘We don’t need a public library‘ said the woman with all the authority of her position, ‘I have never used it and the children I have spoken to, don’t either. Therefore it should be left to volunteers.’ This view, is a … Continue reading

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Objection to proposed changes at Dover Library

Over the last decade, we have seen the Dover library service, situated in the Dover Discovery Centre –  Market Square,  run down with the closure of the separate Children’s library, the demise of the Reference library and the reduction of … Continue reading

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