Summertown Library serves thousands of households in Cutteslowe, Wolvercote, Summertown and north Oxford. Closing the library would remove a vital cultural and intellectual resource, and also a social facility which provides opportunites for people to use the internet, read the newspapers and find out about community groups. For many people it is their main non-commercial connection to the area where they live.
This cut is very different to reducing spending on something for a temporary period - not so much tightening the County Council's belt as snapping it in half and throwing it away. It is claimed that people in the area served by Summertown Library have easy access to Central Library, but this isn't the case, especially for older people and families with young children.
Why do you think Summertown Library is valuable?