Leitrim Council is reassuring the public about their policy of recycling books after some people became concerned with seeing them in a skip outside Ballinamore library in recent days.
Some members of the public took to Facebook to voice their concern at seeing the books in the skip and they queried if they couldn't have been given to some local group or school, rather than being thrown out.
In reply to a query from Shannonside FM News, the local authority in Leitrim says the library service in the county has a policy of offering withdrawn or older stock, to local service users in the community such as voluntary groups, schools and pre-schools.
The council says there's also an agreement with an organisation called Better World Books who act as an agent to donate books to charity.
It says damaged, soiled ,or books with out of date, or obsolete information, are sent for recycling and that is the case with the books in the skip in Ballinamore.