Several weeks ago I went to Kendal Library and found it was unexpectedly closed 'due to staff issues'. Recently I have been again and found another unscheduled closure.

On investigating I find that random closure of libraries across the county has been happening for well over a year and is becoming increasingly frequent.

Where is the management and the planning? This unreliable and unpredictable service is not, as the county logo says, 'serving the people of Cumbria'.

J. Boswell