A local group is set to take over the running of Shenstone Library.
It is one of eight facilities set to be handed over by Staffordshire County Council.The Shenstone Community Group will take on the management of the library after being offered a contract.
Cllr Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member responsible for libraries, said: “I’m very excited by the quality of the successful applications – there’s enthusiasm, experience, skills and, above all, a passion to make each library responsive to the needs of its community.
“The first phase of transfers has already been completed and the future is taking shape across the county.”
The council says the plans will “re-energise” libraries which have seen the number of people using them decline.
Groups will be supported to take over the day-to-day running of the sites, while the council will remain responsible for utility and maintenance costs.
Cllr Heath added: “The use of traditional libraries has fallen markedly in recent years, but we’re working very hard with communities to ensure they not only retain their library but have a thriving asset in their midst.
“We’ve already seen those transferred in the first phase finding their feet and are beginning to do some imaginative things.”