One year on: How Ripon residents stepped up to keep our city's library open

Louise Monkman (library supervisor), Jo Williams (volunteer), Shaun Doyle (library assistant), Kath Chapman (volunteer), Jane Cotter (volunteer), Sandra Gordon (volunteer), Carol Hughes (volunteer), and Claire Thompson (outreach librarian). Picture: Adrian Murray.
Louise Monkman (library supervisor), Jo Williams (volunteer), Shaun Doyle (library assistant), Kath Chapman (volunteer), Jane Cotter (volunteer), Sandra Gordon (volunteer), Carol Hughes (volunteer), and Claire Thompson (outreach librarian). Picture: Adrian Murray.

It’s been a year since dozens of Ripon residents stepped up to volunteer and save our precious library from closure, and what a sterling job they have done!

Thanks to the incredible hard work and efforts of 100 volunteers and three paid members of staff, the library is thriving and doing well for our city.