Yorkshire library volunteers prepare New Year takeover

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Hundreds of volunteers are preparing to take over libraries across Yorkshire in the New Year as councils continue to make tens of millions of pounds of cuts.

Some libraries have already closed, while dozens of others will only survive if local residents come forward to run them.

Unpaid volunteers and charity groups in places like Denby Dale and Rawdon in West Yorkshire and Bawtry in South Yorkshire are now being trained to take charge.

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