1,000 new book for Sheffield libraries

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More than 1,000 new books have been given to community-run libraries by Sheffield Council.

It mean around 100 new titles in 10 of the 16 branches run by volunteers.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for community services and libraries, said: “I’m delighted to give new books to the community-run libraries and hope they’re enjoyed by tens of thousands of readers.

“Libraries in Sheffield provide a valuable service to local people and the community-run branches are doing a fantastic job and helping us to cope with the massive cuts imposed on Sheffield by central government.

“There’s a huge amount going on in all libraries.”

Upperthorpe Library volunteer Raff Irshad said: “Having new books in our library will inspire those that no longer use it to come in and will also encourage new members.”

Branches receiving new books are Ecclesfield, Frecheville, Gleadless, Greenhill, Jordanthorpe, Newfield Green, Stannington, Totley, Upperthorpe, and Walkley.