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Northamptonshire closes libraries preventing access for children.

Northamptonshire closes libraries preventing access for children.

Twenty-one small libraries in Northamptonshire are at risk of closure after the county council announced revised budget proposals which will be discussed by cabinet later today.

The new recommendation would see the county’s eight large and seven medium libraries retained, and the 21 smaller libraries closed as council-run libraries.

Community groups which expressed an interest in taking on their local library will be offered in this option.

 

These libraries could be run as independent libraries outside of the statutory Northamptonshire Libraries service.

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