COUN­CIL BRIEFS

Li­brary closes

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯RONGORONGO -

A lack of vis­i­tors has forced Ti­rau Li­brary to close. South Waikato Dis­trict Coun­cil de­cided the fa­cil­ity will close per­ma­nently from July 1. Less than 4 per cent of Ti­rau res­i­dents used the li­brary and only half of those used it reg­u­larly. ‘‘The li­brary cer­tainly has some pas­sion­ate fol­low­ers who would like to keep it open but th­ese num­bers are small,’’ chief ex­ec­u­tive Craig Hobbs said. In its ab­sence, an out­reach pro­gramme will run from the Pu­taruru Li­brary from the ex­ist­ing bud­get. The pro­gramme will pro­vide a de­liv­ery of li­brary ser­vices to res­i­dents. ‘‘We’re look­ing at a bet­ter use of our re­sources,’’ mayor Neil Sin­clair said.

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