Two of Birmingham's community libraries are set to close

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Two of Birmingham’s 37 community libraries are set to close and many more could see hours cut or be handed over to volunteers to run under a major overhaul of the service.

Sutton Coldfield Town Centre and Aston libraries are to close due to cuts by Birmingham City Council.

However, the opening hours of Mere Green and Birchfield libraries are set to be increased to make up for the closures.

The plans have ranked the libraries into four groups, open either 21 hours per week, 35 hours per week, and 15 hours per week and run by a community group or finally some library services run by community groups and funded by small grants.