UK library news

Libraries in the news | 6 July 2017

More library closures and cuts ….
….yet closure of libraries in Lancashire seems to have been averted…
Plus, campaigners push back at suggestions and claims made by Kathy Settle of the Libraries Taskforce.


BBC News: 6 July
Lancashire libraries could reopen after closure



2BR Lancashire: 6 July
Locals welcome news over libraries
Includes audio file:




Bury Times: 6 July
Councillors ‘delight’ as Radcliffe Library officially saved from the axe
Concern that 10 others are earmarked for closure



Bury Times: 6 July
Prestwich and Whitefield Guide reader’s letter: What will happen to axed library buildings?



The Bookseller: 6 July
Library desk rentals a ‘business opportunity’ says Taskforce chief
Library campaigners Elizabeth Ash, Alan Gibbons and Laura Swaffield quoted.



Northern Echo: 6 July
Durham | Peterlee library set to move from prime town centre site to make way for potential Tesco development
Library to co-locate with leisure centre




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