Library plan approved

Harrogate Library

9:14am 23rd November 2011

All but one of North Yorkshire's libraries are staying open.

Despite fears about the future of branches including Starbeck, Pateley Bridge and Bilton, a plan to retain the existing network has been approved by the County Council’s Executive.

It means some branches will be entirely, or in part, community run.

It is likely to lead to reduced opening hours and the loss of some jobs.

The only change will see branches in Malton and Norton merge.

It follows the introduction of the new “supermobile” library service, which promises superior facilities at more remote locations.

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