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From Settle Community Library Group

 

CAN SETTLE DEVELOP A COMMUNITY LIBRARY?

 

The Settle Library in Limestone View is under threat. It will close in April 2017 unless volunteers can be found to keep it going.
This is due to the reduction in grant by central government to North Yorkshire Council. It is hoped that Settle Library and 20 other libraries in the County can become community libraries.
A group of local people have come together and over the next 12 months they will be working to ensure the Library’s future.
When Settle Library becomes a community library North Yorkshire Council will continue to provide the book stock, the computers, a financial subsidy, and a few hours of professional librarian support each week.
In the short term the Community Library aims to:
• Maintain the current opening hours;
• Maintain the current book lending services;
• Maintain the current computer facilities
In the longer term we are aiming to invite the community to give us their views on how we should improve and diversify the current library services.
We need volunteers to act as library assistants, working in groups and on a flexible rota basis. Training will be provided. (At the moment 20 people have volunteered to be library assistants but more people will be needed).
If you feel you can help as a library assistant please contact John Jebson with your details by email at johnjeanab@btinternet.com or by phone on 01729 825786. Similarly if you have views and opinions on the future of Settle Library please let John know.

 

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We need volunteers to act as library assistants probably in groups and on a rota basis. Training will be provided. (At the moment 20 people have volunteered to be library assistants but more people are needed).
We want to keep a Library in Settle. If you feel that you can help please contact John Jebson by email at johnjeanab@btinternet.com or by phone on 01729 825786.
We are working towards April 2017 so don’t worry if you don’t hear anything for a few months.

 

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