UK library news

Libraries in the news | 5 July 2017

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Closures, cuts and libraries turned over to volunteers….
“No libraries or streetlights left in Britain by 2020 if austerity doesn’t stop, warns Tory local government chief”
….yet closure of libraries in Lancashire seems to have been averted…
Plus, SCL and CILIP appear to accept that volunteers will deliver library services

 

Derby Telegraph: 5 July
Angry reaction to Derby City Council’s plan to get volunteers to run 10 libraries
Inc. video of cabinet member selling the plan

Shropshire Star: 5 July
New views sought on Shropshire’s libraries
Three tier funding proposal. Consultation open.

Fife Today: 5 July
Hit crime writer hails Fife community for saving its library
A charity has been set up and has taken on the initial five-year lease to run the service with volunteers.

 

Leon’s Library Blog: 5 July
Public Library Skills Strategy
Comments on the Public Library Skills Strategy launched by CILIP and SCL.
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