POLITICAL opponents vying for a place on Devon County Council have put aside their differences on the eve of the county elections to support a campaign to have Appledore Library fully funded by the Devon Library Service. The Library was listed for closu

POLITICAL opponents vying for a place on Devon County Council have put aside their differences on the eve of the county elections to support a campaign to have Appledore Library fully funded by the Devon Library Service. The Library was listed for closure by Devon County Council in 2005, but it survived after a year-long campaign by the Friends of Appledore Library (FOAL) who agreed to find £4,500 each year to pay for its running costs. Now many local residents fear that the voluntary support for garage sales and the like will ultimately dry up and although FOAL can keep the money flowing until September next year when the current Library lease runs out, there are concerns that the library will have to close after that if the money-raising efforts fail.County council election candidates have lined up to give their support to FOAL.FOAL chairman and children's author Nick Arnold said: " We can't take sides in elections but I think the politicians are really listening to the views of the people and I know a lot of people are talking about it. "Appledore Library is now one of the busiest small libraries in Devon and FOAL wants to keep it that way. It looks like politicians of all parties will do all they can to support it when the lease runs out next year.