UK library news

Libraries in the news | 18 August 2017


The Libraries Taskforce post on public finances – the implications for libraries, 

Claims that library users are being marginalised by the hiving off of library space to a nursery and a cafe in Hove,

Criticism against the CIC running Fulwell Library rebutted by those involved,

And a further post on Leon’s Library blog, following the first attracting a great deal of comment….


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The Argus: 18 August
Hove | Allowing nursery and café to use building is marginalising library users
‘Library users have criticised the move to allow a nursery and café to operate in the historic Carnegie building saying its primary use as a place for books was being marginalised.’


Libraries Taskforce: 18 August
Public finances – the implications for libraries
by Andrew Burns, Director of Finance and Resources at Staffordshire County Council, and President of CIPFA


Sunderland Echo: 18 August
Fulwell library a ‘true community venture’


Falmouth Packet: 18 August
Cornwall | Helston Library prepares to relocate
Co-location of services & reduced library service whilst the works are carried out 


Lincolnshire Today
£1.2m library, leisure and wellbeing investment proposed for Barton
One stop shop proposed


Leon’s Library blog: 18 August
Changing Times
The text of comment left on Leon’s previous post Through the Barricades by Frances Hendrix, reproduced in full as a post.
Changing Times


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