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Libraries in the news | 18 July 2017

More on Bath libraries,

Haringey’s plan to move Highgate library,

Investigation into Warrington’s LiveWire,

More co-location,

Another Little Free Library vandalised,

And easyJet’s ‘Flybrary’…..


Bath Echo: 18 July

Midsomer Norton, Radstock & District Journal: 18 July
Bath & NE Somerset | A new home for Midsomer Norton Library, as Council commits to regeneration

‘And on why the public would not be consulted on a proposal to relocate Highgate Library in Shepherd’s Hill to the Jacksons Lane arts venue, Cllr Kober said there was no legal requirement, but “when and if” a study concludes the move is feasible there would be a “very clear conversation” with the public.
Asked why the library couldn’t be withdrawn from the plan after the council committed itself to match fund an Arts Council grant to upgrade Jacksons Lane, Cllr Kober said the money was no longer contingent on the library moving to Jacksons Lane, but she said there were many people who see the benefit of the proposal.
“The co-location could be good for everyone. If the feasibility study says it’s not feasible we won’t run with it. It’s an idea that’s being tested out.”

Public meeting on 19 July. Details here.

West Somerset Free Press: 18 July
Survey for library users

Warrington Guardian: 18 July
Investigation into governance of LiveWire confirmed – MP Helen Jones launches stinging attack on organisation
It comes following LiveWire’s controversial public consultation into the proposed closure of libraries across the town last year and its handling of the matter.’

And, in other news…

Edinburgh News: 18 July
Stockbridge outdoor book library back up and running
A book box in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge colonies has been replenished after its contents were ransacked in the middle of the night….


The Bookseller: 18 July
Airline easyJet launches children’s book club
A scheme giving children access to one of ten classics to read in flight, to be returned to the seat pocket before they leave the plane.


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