A campaign group battling to halt widespread cuts to Lincolnshire Libraries has repeated calls for a professional service.
The Save Lincolnshire Libraries’ group (SLL) was set up in 2013 when the County Council first announced it was going to consult on reducing the library service with over 100 staff being made redundant and 30 libraries being left to close or to struggle on with volunteers.
The council’s plan was quashed following a Judicial Review.
Since then, councillors have accepted an expression of interest by Greenwich Leisure Ltd to run the library service.
The next step is to decide what kind of service should be put out for a formal bid.
SLL say their aim remains keeping libraries open across Lincolnshire - run by professional and paid staff, supported by volunteers. They add they will continue their campaign.
“Libraries are the foundation of learning and achievement. We have to fight to maintain this and that is what Save Lincolnshire Libraries will do. We want a modern library service, supported by investment, that will deliver now and in the future for everyone - and in particular for future generations of children,” said Julie Harrison, spokesperson for SLL.