North Yorkshire primary school and library to join forces
- 8 March 2013
- From the section York & North Yorkshire
A North Yorkshire library will move onto the same site as a school and children's centre as part of a move to save money.
North Yorkshire County Council said it will create a "community hub" in Woodfield and Bilton, near Harrogate.
Woodfield Community Primary School and Bilton Children's Centre will be joined by the area's volunteer-run library.
The council said it would be a "more cost-effective and efficient use of premises".
Bilton and Woodfield Community Library was threatened with closure in 2010 when the county council cut its budget, but was saved following a consultation and handed over to volunteers last year.
Emily Diamand, chair of the trustees, said: "While I know all our volunteers will be sad to leave the library building on Bilton Lane, we are also really looking forward to having a brand new library at Woodfield."
The school will also be refurbished and brought into a single building as part of the plan.