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Libraries in the news | 31 July 2017

Plans for Bournemouth to adopt Poole’s lower pay scales for library managers,

MP calls for cuts to Wolverhampton library opening hours to be reversed,

Whalley Library plans to reopen,

Sadiq Khan adds to the fundraising to reopen Cricklewood Library in Brent,

And Buckinghamshire’s Aylesbury Library to be refurbished, including self-serve machines, meeting rooms and more….


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Libraries in the news | 26 July 2017

More news on school children taking their Barnet library protest to the DCMS,

A CIC use volunteers to reopen a library in Sunderland,

James Cleverly MP’s statement on issuing kindles for children as a replacement for libraries,

A library reopens after refurbishment, 

Co-location in Somerset & Open+ plans in North Somerset

And the Mayor of London pledges funds, bringing FOCL’s fundraising for Cricklewood Library to the half-way mark….


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Libraries in the news | 25 July 2017

Today’s new includes,

Huge cuts to library staff in Suffolk on the cards…

Kensington library plan put on hold following the Grenfell tragedy…

The costs of Lambeth’s bookish gym plans spiral out of control,

A retired librarian makes some astonishing statements,

And a Tory MP shows quite how out of touch he is in regard to libraries….




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Libraries in the news | 24 July 2017


Funding to be withdrawn from four libraries in South Tyneside, with calls for the community to step in to run them or they will close,

Derby’s plan to close libraries challenged, 

Burgess Hill regeneration plan to include a new library, with a temporary facility planned during works,

A new look library in Buckinghamshire,

And a children’s library is re-opened in Penarth, without detailing the history, 


Kudos to the school children from the London Borough of Barnet who took their library protest direct to Karen Bradley MP at the DCMS, captured in tweets by Mrs Angry @BrokenBarnet

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Libraries in the news | 23 July 2017

The children of Barnet take their library protest to the DCMS tomorrow…


Orkney Library’s Twitter antics recognised in the press,

and a loyalty scheme introduced by Reading Hackers in Poole libraries to encourage 13 to 24-year-olds to use libraries….

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Libraries in the news | 20 July 2017

Library run by Carillion

Includes details of the Library Taskforce’s dataset, 

ACE report on libraries and older people,

GLL to run Bromley libraries,

Carillion will no longer run libraries for Hounslow,

falling visitor numbers in Surrey,

the fight for Highgate library in Haringey,

Bradford, Somerset & Bath pushing for volunteers to take on the running of libraries

And a new mobile library service launched in Wales

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