The new sign being put up on Dungannon Library. The library is currently closed while major refurbishments costing £498,000 are carried out. It was the busiest of all the libraries in the north last year in terms of registered members.
The number of active members using Dungannon library’s services doubled in the past two years from 5,800 in 2008/09 to a whopping 11,824 2010/11.
I am one of those people who will get angry when it’s announced that a library faces closure. I supported the campaign to save The Moy Library which was forced to close last year. The thing is though, I rarely use the library myself. The only time lately that I have been in Coalisland branch was to ask them to put up posters for the theatre. But they are a great resource and my father(an avid reader) is a very regular user.