UK library news

Libraries in the news | 13 Oct 2017

Alan Wylie on the community libraries agenda,

Alan Bennett speaks up for publicly funded libraries,

Letter detailing the false economy of libraries run by volunteers, three years on

Campaign to save Ore Library in East Sussex strengthens,

And a Sutton library is to get major refurbishment…



Morning Star: 11 October
Bennett Praises Public Libraries As Lifeline For Kids
Fierce debate has grown around volunteer-run libraries, with 8,000 library jobs being cut over the last seven years and 15,000 volunteers recruited.

Library worker and campaigner Alan Wylie recently said: “The term ‘community library’ has been hijacked, purloined by those who seek to pull the wool over people’s eyes regarding library cuts.

“All part of an undemocratic, unaccountable and unsustainable ploy, an ideological agenda.” ‘


Yorkshire Post: 13 October
Letter: False economy of libraries run by volunteers
Experience in Sheffield, 3 years on…



Hastings Observer: 13 October
East Sussex | Residents discuss next steps of campaign to save library
WI step in to help the campaign too



Sutton Guardian: 13 October
Sutton library prepares for £700,000 major refurbishment



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