How many hours is your library going to have cut? Here are the details

the leeds citizen

humanities-libraryIf you haven’t heard already, there’s a consultation just got underway on proposed cuts to the opening hours of libraries in Leeds.

All 36 libraries run by Leeds City Council are affected.

Under the proposals, 17% of the total hours will be cut in an effort to make staff savings agreed when the council set its budget in February.

The savings were initially set at £100,000.

Some libraries will be hit harder than others: Gildersome, for example, will lose nearly half (48%) of its opening hours, while Moor Allerton will lose just 3%.

You can have your say here.

consultationHere’s how the consultation works: you aren’t asked whether you agree with the cuts, just how you’d like them to be implemented.

You’re given two options, Option A offering different opening days and times to Option B. Either way you’re losing the same number of opening hours in nearly every instance.

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An oasis for those interested in Music and Performing Arts

Leeds Reads

image-medium (99)TheMusic & Performing Arts Library at Leeds Central Library currently holds over 3000 books covering several areas of the creative arts.

If you haven’t visited the library, it’s well worth a visit to browse /borrow from the diverse and substantial collection. It covers topics relating to the performing arts, such as production, performance, acting, theory, history, composers, education, instruments, biographies, analysis, business, publishing, dance, theatre design, composition and many more.

The Music & Performing Arts Library is used regularly by makers, appreciators and consumers of the performing arts alike, from musicians, actors, teachers, students, dancers, film-makers and even the odd local celebrity.

We offer a valuable resource to both amateurs and professionals and our current stock covers all genres, styles, methods and practices relating to music, drama and dance.

Over the coming months we will be highlighting individual sections of our monograph shelves and looking at some of…

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