Jobs set to replace books at library which has been open for over 130 years

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Millom Library


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    The Mail, 30th January 2020. "...The library in St George’s Road, Millom, faces a possible move to the Millom Hub, next to Millom School on the edge of town, to make way for a 100-job office for Sellafield nuclear workers....The Millom Free Library and Reading Room started life as a working men's club in 1882. By 1887 the club had failed and the ground floor rooms reopened as a library. In 1901 the library was held 7,500 books and lent out 180 each day to the town's population of close to 11,000 - boosted by construction workers for the Outer Barrier sea defences at Hodbarrow iron ore mines. Its first librarian, Alfred Hutchinson, stayed in charge for more than half a century until 1944....."
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