Several open days which were held by the Sherburn Library were hailed a great success. The open days were held to try and attract interest to the library and recruit volunteers. Due to cuts in the budget, North Yorkshire County Council is giving up control of the library, meaning it will now need more volunteers to help run it. The Sherburn in Elmet Library Steering Group has been set up in the hopes of taking over the site on Finkle Hill.
The 3 open days which were held in early November were introduced with the hope of recruiting some more volunteers to help. Due to the success of these events, the team now believe that they have a great level of support to secure the library’s future.
The library will open as a community library in April 2017, and although there is still a lot of work to be done, the level of support shown over the open days has predicted that the library will continue to be a service in the village. Although the library will still receive support from the county council, it will become far more dependent on volunteers.