VOLUNTEERS are being recruited to help keep North Yorkshire libraries running under current opening hours.

From April, Skipton Library will be run partly by volunteers alongside a reduced staff team, part of a large reconfiguration of the library service in response to budget cuts.

The library already has an excellent group of volunteers, who help deliver services like children’s activities, computer support and the Home Library Service.

Recently around 25 new general library volunteers have been recruited and are currently completing a training programme, but more are needed.

Anyone who can help or would like more information about the role, please ask in the library, ring 01609 534548 or visit northyorks.gov.uk/libraryvolunteers