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Rival consultations over library
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Two exhibitions about the future of a library in Devon are being held - one by the council which plans to close it and one by a group trying to save it.

Appledore was one of 12 smaller libraries earmarked for closure by Devon County Council in January.

Following a backlash from the public, the council decided to hold public consultation events, and the exhibition arrives in Appledore on Monday.

A rival exhibition is also being held by the Friends of Appledore group.

It has put forward some ideas for the future of the library, such as developing it to include a visitor and information centre, and hosting a book festival to attract more tourists.

The county council exhibition is being held at Blue Lights Hall at 1030 BST, while Myrtle House is the venue for the Friends of Appledore event.

The council says any savings made by the closures will be reinvested within the library service.

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