Around 1975 Brinsworth inherited a wooden single storey structure Library from Wath & over the years it continued to serve the community adequately.
As the building grew older, concerns were raised about its structure and whether it was still fit for purpose. The Parish Council worked with RMBC to explore ways of replacing it.
With the development of the Field View estate and the subsequent Section 106 monies deriving from it, way forward emerged.
The construction of the library was funded by the Section 106 monies and match funded by RMBC capital money and the new library opened its doors to the public on 2nd March 2020.
The Parish Council allocated space at the side of its existing Pavilion for the new library to be built, and agreed that they would take over the day to day running costs of the library from April 2021 allowing RMBC to make savings on its revenue expenditure.
From April 2021, RMBC Library staff moved to alternative posts within RMBC, and a Parish Council Library Supervisor will be joined by a team of volunteers to provide all library services. RMBC will continue to provide books, IT equipment, training and support.
In consultation with the local community, the Parish Council will then look at how to meet user requirements which may include revising opening hours to suit the community and what services and groups we offer.
This is now your community library and its longevity is now guaranteed as it is no longer at risk of Government enforced budget cuts. So please have your say and let us know what we you would like to see.