The Council has proposed closing the 20 smaller libraries in the county including Kennington Library, and over 100 people attended the Parish Council Meeting in the Village Hall in December regarding this closure. Councillors Judith Heathcoat and John Jackson were present to explain that there would be a consultation, they had very few facts available yet, and the decision to close had already been proposed. The closures are scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. The Friends of Kennington Library have initiated a campaign to save Kennington Library and to work together with the other 19 libraries in an effort to save all of them. They will hold a public meeting in the Village Hall at 7:30 pm on Friday 14th January.