Latest community library in Leicester opens today

Leicestershire's latest community partnership library will open its doors today in Anstey.

The library in Anstey will open it's doors to the public today Credit: ITV News Central

Community groups are on course to take over the running of more than 30 county council libraries in Leicestershire within the next six months.

Last year the county council decided to invite 36 communities to manage libraries, as part of the library service’s £800,000 savings.

Over the past few months, we've been building a team of volunteers from Anstey and the surrounding area and we've been delighted at the response we've received and their enthusiasm. We aim to continue to supply all the existing library services, and the children's centre will carry on as at present. In addition, we plan to expand the use of the building so it becomes a community hub, providing a venue and facilities for local groups throughout the day."

– Phil Knight from the Anstey Community Library