MORE than £2,000 has been raised for a community library to help it get through uncertain times.

The gofundme appeal for Rawdon Community Library was launched by Janet Leeks on June 11 with the aim of reaching £300 - but it has already raised more than seven times that amount, with the figure now standing at £2,155.

Janet, who is a childminder, is a library user and also attends a class there. She has now been asked to help raise money for the library which was taken over by local people nearly seven years ago.

In her online appeal she says: “Do you want to join me in making a difference? I’m raising money in aid of Rawdon Community Library LTD and every donation will help keep the library afloat in these uncertain times. This will help with the ongoing running cost while they have no income , the library is totally run by volunteers and is well used in our community.

She added: “Thank you so much for everyone’s very fantastic and generous donations.”

Rawdon Community Library is run and funded entirely by volunteers. It became independent of Leeds City Council Libraries in September 2013 after a campaign to keep it open. It was officially opened in November 2013. Since then it has held numerous classes and events.

The premises, which were built as the headquarters of the former Aireborough Libraries in 1962, stands on the edge of Micklefield Park.