Update (July 2019) Essex County Council committed in July 2019 to not closing any libraries in Essex until at least 2024, see this news story. Our local library, a short walk from our house, is closing. The local council is soliciting feedback, and at the end of a long series of questions there was a comments box. I thought I’d take the opportunity to write something. I imagine my words went into the void, so I’m sharing them here.