UK library news

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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Bournemouth Echo: 31 July
Library staff to see their pay reduced as part of jobs “realignment”
Library manager pay scales to be brought in line with those in Poole. Agreed by union.


Lancashire Telegraph: 31 July
Whalley Library set to be first in East Lancashire to reopen


Express & Star: 31 July
Wolverhampton | MP: No convincing case to move library
He has also called for increased opening hours for city libraries, some of which have seen their opening hours slashed to just 15 hours a week.


The Bookseller: 31 July
Brent | Sadiq Khan in £40k library funding pledge


Bucks Herald: 31 July
Plans unveiled to give Aylesbury ‘a library for the 21st century’
‘Refurbishment’ inc. self-serve machines, meeting rooms etc.  Four events planned to gather residents’ views.




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