THERE has been a reprieve for Derry’s Central Library.
Plans to cuts its hours by nine hours a week have been shelved.
Opening hours at the 14 busiest libraries across were North were due to be cut.
But today Communities Minister Paul Givan has thrown the libraries a lifeline.
He has has announced that his department he will be providing Libraries NI with additional funding of £225,000.
So the proposed reduction of library opening hours will not now go ahead.
It is good news for Derry where unions, workers and users had launched a campaign to save the hours of Central Library.