£100k fund to help communities set up their own libraries – Coventry Times – News from @covtelegraph

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£100k fund to help communities set up their own libraries – Coventry Times – News from @covtelegraph.

A CASH boost of £100,000 has been pledged by Warwickshire County Council to help communities set up their own libraries.

The council say the move is the result of “strong interest” from residents in either setting up their own lending service or cheaply leasing libraries facing the axe due to £2million cuts.

For “strong interest” read “a fear that the council’s threat of closing their library has forced residents into a situation where they have to take over the running of it, rather than doing without it, even though it’s the council’s duty to provide such a service.”