Conwy council latest to vote for library closures

<p>Up to seven of 12 libraries in Conwy county could close under plans to modernise the service. But the local council said it was about &quot;improving&quot; the service not cost saving.<br /><br />BBC Online reports that a meeting of Conwy council this week heard the county&#39;s libraries were some of the worst in Wales. The council said the libraries had a poor stock of books, did not have enough staff and were in buildings which needed maintenance.<br /><br />The council agreed that five or seven libraries would shut with the cash saved reinvested in the service to fund improvements to the mobile library service. The council will now ask library users their views before a final decision is made.<br /><br />As the BBC notes a similar plan to cull libraries in the area was faced down by library campaigners in 2007.<br /><br /></p>