A CAMPAIGN to save a town’s library starts a new chapter this weekend.
Protesters will hold a read-in at Mirfield Library on Saturday.
Some residents fear the Huddersfield Road venue will be a victim of the public spending squeeze.
Playwright and teacher Lucy Lucy has organised a read-in protest at the library between 11am and 1pm on Saturday.
The Colnebridge woman said: “I use Mirfield Library and I think it’s the heart of the town. I’m very concerned about reading standards. People don’t buy children’s books because they’re expensive and children only read them once or twice.
“That’s where a library comes in. I’m asking people to come along on Saturday, take a book from the shelves and read aloud a few pages that mean something to them.
“The read-in will be a celebration of libraries and a way of showing Kirklees that people value them.”
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A Kirklees spokesman said yesterday that the fate of the library had not been decided.
He said: “Government funding cuts mean we have no choice but to review services in many areas of the council in order to save around £80m over three years.
“A range of budget proposals are being considered by councillors. Library provision is part of this review, but no decisions have yet been made on the future of any library in Kirklees.”