TWO of North Yorkshire’s youngest librarians have been crowned winners in an awards scheme that celebrate the achievements of people working in libraries.

Basia Godel, 25, won the Information and Digital category and Shaun Doyle, 23, scooped the Children and Young People award in North Yorkshire County Council's Libraries Connected scheme.

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Basia is a library assistant who is deeply committed to supporting equality and diversity.

She celebrated Black History Month by commemorating notable Black figures from North Yorkshire's history.

Shaun joined the library service as a young volunteer before securing a job as a library assistant.

He is passionate about the opportunities libraries offer, particularly those for young people and he has researched, devised and suggested numerous ideas to better engage young people in libraries.

County Councillor Greg White, executive member for libraries, added: “Basia and Shaun have gone above and beyond the call of duty in delivering some major projects so I’m delighted they have been recognised in the Libraries Connected awards.

“Despite the hard times we have endured over the last 18-months, there are great examples of how our library staff have continued to inform, educate and support residents, as well as finding innovative ways to reach new audiences.”

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