UK library news

Libraries in the news | 8 August 2017


The issue of volunteers in libraries explored in the Guardian,

More news on Lancashire reopening libraries, 

Promise of longer opening hours in Central Bedfordshire libraries,

Plans for a Gloucestershire library set to move to Town Hall

And three councillors rap to attract more volunteers…. It has to be seen to be believed!

The Guardian: 8 August
Save your local! Should volunteers help keep our public libraries open?


2BR News: 8 August
Lancashire: Date set for library re-opening
Nine libraries to reopen are Barrowford, Bolton-le-Sands, Burnley Campus, Freckleton, Fulwood, Lostock Hall, Oswaldtwistle, Silverdale and Whalley.

Independent community-run libraries are being established at Crawshawbooth, Penwortham (in the former young people’s centre), Pike Hill and Trawden.

The Council approved an additional £1.654 million to the 2017/18 revenue budget in order to meet the running costs of reopening closed libraries.


The Comet: 8 August
Central Bedfordshire libraries to get longer opening hours
Libraries in Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton, Stotfold and Shefford will have longer overall opening hours from the start of October.


Gloucestershire Live: 8 August
Library could move in to town hall


Stroud News and Journal: 8 August
Gloucestershire | Councillors agree to move forward with plans which could see Stonehouse library move into the town hall


Bury Times: 8 August
Friends of Tottington Library in novel attempt to get more volunteers on board
Councillors perform a rap to entice more volunteers – A must see



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