Volunteers prepare to take over Drighlington Library
BOOKWORMS in Drighlington will be able to catch their first glimpse of the new look community library when it officially opens next month.
The library, on Moorland Road, was given a last minute reprieve in May last year as plans to axe 15 across the city were revealed by Leeds City Council bosses.
Following public consultation, it was decided that Drighlington Library would remain open and be run by the community.
Volunteers have since kept the library running and have now completely taken the community facility over.
The library closed on October 27, marking the end of Leeds City Council’s involvement, allowing volunteers to re-catalogue and install new computer systems.
From November 12 it will be open six days a week, Monday to Saturday, more than doubling the hours it was previously open.
The new opening hours are, Monday 10am-2pm, Tuesday 9am-7pm, Wednesday 10am-2pm, Thursday 10am-2pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-noon.
A spokesman for the library said: “Volunteers were hoping to open longer on Saturdays but unfortunately while we have a large number of volunteers, we haven’t sufficient who are able to open the library for longer on a regular basis.”
The library currently have many volunteers, but even more are still needed.
The spokesman said: “If anyone is able to commit to a couple of hours on alternate Saturdays then hopefully longer Saturday opening hours would be possible.”
To volunteer or offer your support to the community library, email email@example.com
All Drighlington residents, whether holding a Leeds City Library card or not, are welcome to join the new community library.
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