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Cash for Somerset's libraries
7:00pm Sunday 9th December 2012 in Somerset
AN extra £250,000 is to be spent on new library books in Somerset.
The county council, which had to back down from a library closure programme earlier this year after a High Court challenge, pledged the money this week.
It is also considering setting up a series of ‘community hubs’ where libraries share space with other public services.
The council’s libraries chief, Cllr David Hall, said: “I believe the strategy will save money and create a library service fit for the future.
“The service is important, and I fully support the proposal to invest an extra £250,000 into the book fund.”
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