More volunteers will run county libraries

Proposals to use more volunteers in Staffordshire’s library system have been approved.
Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet has passed plans for four more libraries to be offered for community management and to pilot the introduction of self-service technology to extend opening hours.
Cabinet members heard that following a three-month public consultation earlier this year, 16 groups have expressed an interest in taking on one of the next four community managed libraries, while 445 more people said they were willing to volunteer at their local library, to add to the 830 who already do so regularly.

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