UK library news

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Funding to be withdrawn from four libraries in South Tyneside, with calls for the community to step in to run them or they will close,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


Shields Gazette: 24 July
South Tyneside | Funding to be pulled from four community libraries which could close before end of year
Funding for Whitburn, East Boldon, Boldon Lane and Primrose libraries to cease in December.  Calls for community to step forward to run them.


Derby Telegraph: 24 July
Derby library plan under fire as Tories question council decision


The Argus: 24 July
£65m plans for Burgess Hill town centre redevelopment move forward
Phase one includes the provision of a temporary library. New library is part of the plans.


Mix96 Radio: 24 July
Buckinghamshire | Detailed plans for new-look Aylesbury library


Penarth Times: 24 July
Vale of Glamorgan | Penarth children’s library is officially re-opened



school children from the London borough of Barnet take their campaign to Karen Bradley MP at the DCMS…


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