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Rawdon's rescued library gets money to improve children’s section
9:00am Saturday 12th October 2013 in Local news
A group which saved Rawdon Library from closure has been given hundreds of pounds to help improve its children’s section.
Local councillors are giving £600 to the Friends of Rawdon Library to allow them to make improvements to the children’s library and buy new children’s books.
Horsforth councillor Dawn Collins has given £300 while a further £300 has been given by the three councillors for Guiseley and Rawdon, Pat Latty, Graham Latty and Paul Wadsworth. All the funding has come from councillors’ money to help small projects and local events.
Councillor Collins said: “The volunteers have now taken on full responsibility for our little library in Rawdon and are keen to see it flourish. Not only are they running the library they are currently also spending a lot of their own time decorating and making the space they have more comfortable. “They have chosen a great range of books for young people and want to encourage everyone in our community to come along and read in the library, not just pop in, take a book and go. They are planning a great space for mothers and children.
“The library volunteers are arranging a celebration day once the library facelift is finished and I hope everyone in our village will go along and support them.”
Councillor Wadsworth added: “The new children’s section will be a great addition to the library and I would like to thank the volunteers who make this scheme possible.”
Councillor Pat Latty said: “Reading is such an important part of a child’s development and I am happy that we can help to provide a resource that the whole community can access.”
Councillor Graham Latty added: “I am glad that the library is making these improvements to the children’s book section as reading is such an important skill for life. This will enable the children from the area to access a larger range of books for their age and ability level.”