Most people visited the libraries at least in part because of the wonderful service given by community librarians.
Now the staff have left, people have stopped visiting these libraries.
A solution in the short-term would be to trial a structure along the lines of other social enterprises, such as charity shops, with a full-time librarian backed up with a team of volunteers.
This would buy the council some time to find savings to reemploy staff.
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Switching off library self-service, cancelling the library festival and axing other non-essential items such as sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk would provide funds for something Sheffield’s community’s do actually need, librarians.
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