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New start for libraries

"Relief" is how library staff and the public describe the Manx Educational Foundation's takeover of the Island's mobile and family libraries.

The non-profit organization - which encourages the private sector to support education - has provided the life-line through egaming firm PokerStars, which is funding the project.

The three-year arrangement comes after the Government axed funding for the libraries earlier this year.

Kurt Roosen of the Foundation says it will be business as usual for borrowers:

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