On 11th September, Darlington Council endorsed the decision to keep the town’s central library in Crown Street, instead of moving the service to the Dolphin Centre.

For the past two years, since councillors voted to relocate the library, many people have been involved in highlighting all the benefits of the library service and huge variety of activities that take place in Crown Street Library. Newly elected leader Councillor Stephen Harker had commissioned a report on the impact that closure would have on the town centre and has said it would be difficult to find an alternative use for the building.

DfC welcomes the decision that Crown Street remains the central lending library for the town and we look forward with optimism to continuing to work with the Council to ensure that the library service can flourish.