Hull’s mobile library service ending

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Published: Thursday 28th August 2014 by The News Editor

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The mobile library service for book lovers in Hull is coming to the end of the road this weekend.

Councillors decided in February to end the service, which has been running since 2006. It is to be replaced with a community collections scheme.

Any books or other items which have been borrowed from the mobile library can be returned up to and including its last day on Saturday. After this, they must be returned to libraries across the city.

Library teams across the Hull City Council area are working with community venues to offer a collections service. These will include a small collection of books that can be borrowed with a valid library card.

A housebound service – Library Link – is also available for older people and those with disabilities and mobility problems. More details are available on 01482 331254.

Councillor Terry Geraghty, portfolio holder for culture, leisure, events and public well-being, said that it had been a “difficult decision” to stop the mobile library service.

He cited a reduction in funding from the Government as being one of the main reasons for the decision.

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Published: Thursday 28th August 2014 by The News Editor

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