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UK libraries in the news | 29 Nov 2017

Outrage at plans to close 28 of Northamptonshire’s libraries: decision deferred to take into consideration future funding from central government, 

Ten Bury libraries earmarked for closure in late December,

Trouble with Warrington Livewire contract as procurement process ruled as flawed,

And Carnegie Trust leaders quit over Lambeth’s library dealings…. 

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UK Libraries in the news | 28 Nov 2017


Roundtable discussion on the future of libraries highlights savage cuts,

A step closer to Judicial Review for Darlington’s Crown Street Library,

28 of  Northamptonshire’s 36 libraries could close,

Plans to relocate a library to community centre in South Gloucestershire,

Another library reopens in Lancashire,

Initial drawings for a Suffolk library being built as part of a development are released,

A library in Bexley closes while work to co-locate the post office is undertaken,

Sutton Coldfield library closes for three months for works to make modifications to make space available to let,

New funding deal for Suffolk libraries,

And West Norwood Library is being relocated, downsized and will incorporate a cinema….

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Libraries in the news | 24 Nov 2017


Northants rejects option to save libraries; all options include axing of at least 21,

Bath & NE Somerset save mobile library service but plan to push the running of more libraries onto volunteers, 

33 libraries in North Yorks now ‘community-managed

Bristol’s libraries have been saved – for now,

Town council agrees to fund Saturday opening of library in Pembrokeshire, 

And Staffordshire, who already has 23 volunteer-led libraries, consult again on libraries…..

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Libraries in the news | 23 Nov 2017

Lancashire’s Earby Library may reopen in community centre,

St Helens Central Library remains closed, 

CILIP and authors call for action to protect school libraries,

Three libraries in Cheshire East earmarked for closure, 

Plans to co-locate library in Hertfordshire into new arts and cultural centre,

And Southwark library named library of the year…


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Libraries in the news | 20 Nov 2017


Society of Authors urge government to protect the public library service,

Scotland trials single library card,

CILIP on the crucial role of the information profession, 

Protest in East Sussex over plans to shut Polegate Library,

Lancashire consults on library opening hours, 

Revamp of areas delivering children’s services in Chelmsford Library, Essex,

And issues getting online for Universal Credit highlighted with the closure of hundreds of public libraries….


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