LIBRARY campaigners are to get more chance to have their say after Kirklees Council pledged to review the way it was asking for their views.
Public consultations are being carried out across seven libraries over the coming weeks to determine whether they could be volunteer-run.
The council has earmarked libraries at Shepley, Denby Dale, Slaithwaite, Golcar, Honley, Lepton and Kirkheaton as being suitable to be run by volunteer community groups from April 2013.
The move would see the council withdraw its paid staff from those sites.
Public consultations have already started at Golcar and Slaithwaite.
But library supporters have expressed concern about the way the process has been carried out, accusing the council of trying to ‘hoodwink’ volunteers instead of providing the reasons and other options for the move.
Slaithwaite campaigner Victoria Minton said: “They are asking people to volunteer on very little information.
“That is only one option. What are the others? Would there be a reduction in provision or could it close?
“We are urging people to say ‘No’ to volunteering until we know what the options are.
“They are getting people to say yes to volunteering by appealing to the goodwill of the community.”