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Fewer staff and shorter opening hours at Cross Hills Library on the cards
12:01pm Monday 6th June 2011 in Cross Hills
A revised set of proposals for North Yorkshire’s public libraries service could see fewer staff and shorter opening hours at Cross Hills Library.
North Yorkshire County Council has released the results of a three-month public consultation on how to retain as much of its current library service as possible. The Council’s executive will meet next Tuesday to decide on a library strategy designed to maintain core facilities in towns and a mobile service to remote areas.
The proposals include a plan for “libraries in key centres of population”, a category which includes Cross Hills Library.
This recommends fewer library staff and a reduction in opening hours. The plan states that existing opening hours could be maintained by increasing the use of volunteers or by increasing the number of organisations that use libraries as their base.