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UK libraries in the news | 30 Jan 2018

Harrow join Croydon and Ealing by bringing libraries in-house after the collapse of Carillion,

Decision on library cuts in West Dunbartonshire imminent,

Tony Robinson brands Bristol councillors ‘stupid bastards’ over library closures,

Unison advises members not to work at Lambeth’s Carnegie Library when it reopens.

And Whalley Library in Lancashire reopens….

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UK libraries in the news | 29 Jan 2018

Two more libraries reopen in Lancashire,

West Dunbartonshire cut library opening hours but not as severely as previously planned,

Libraries in Somerset under threat of closure,

Cheshire East look at alternative proposals to closure for Alderley Edge Library, 

And local community volunteers agree to run Llandysul library…

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UK libraries in the news | 26 Jan 2018

Young sisters campaign to save library in Cheshire East,

Lambeth confirms job spec for staffing in Carnegie Library – concierge service by unqualified staff,

Hampshire propose that library staff be replaced by automation and machines,

Ceredigion agree to pass the running of Llandysul Library to volunteers,

Petition launched to oppose outsourcing of Ealing libraries after collapse of Carillion, 

The review into library provision in Bristol has been blasted for being “against the public’s wishes”

And Somerset libraries under threat….

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UK libraries in the news | 25 Jan 2018

Includes,

Volunteer group co-located in volunteer-run library in Staffordshire,

Volunteer-run concern in Sutton-Coldfield gets funding boost for equipment for their ‘library play-café

Cuts to library hours in North Tyneside with plans to engage community groups more in the library service,

Bucks mobile library service under threat,

Somerset Councillors react to proposed cuts to libraries,

And security for a multi-use hub to deter people with less than community-minded intentions….

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UK libraries in the news | 24 Jan 2018

Strike face action in Bromley over outsourcing of libraries to GLL,

More on Carillion and Croydon libraries,

Singing protest to save a library in North Tyneside,

Barrowford Library reopens in Lancashire, 

Job Centre Plus, self-service access and machines for a library in Cornwall,

Rochdale consult on libraries with no mention of cuts,

Library ‘makeover’ in Hampshire includes a community room and self-service,

Somerset libraries at risk, 

Plans to move an Oxfordshire library to a ‘community hub’,

And Kirklees consult on cuts to libraries for the third year running….

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UK libraries in the news | 22 Jan 2018

Somerset are relying on volunteers to take on the running of libraries, 

Trouble in Lambeth as Carnegie library due to reopen under GLL and a shadow of its former self,  

Cuts to mobile library service in Essex,

Community fight to save library AGAIN in Staffordshire, 

A group wanting to take on running of a closed library in Lancashire hit barriers,

Library friends in Lancs have role enhanced but details are unclear,

Wiltshire mobile library service to change in response to consultation on plans,

Bromley library workers are at breaking point under GLL and could strike,

And Croydon library workers left to work without heating for months under Carillion….

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UK libraries in the news | 19 Jan 2018

The Bookseller’s Benedicte Page rounds up the latest issues for libraries, literacy and reading in an article I’d highly recommend,

Another library reopens in Lancashire as volunteers planning to take on the running of another are left waiting,

A Wakefield library could be moved permanently to the Town Hall,

Plans to replace the majority of mobile libraries with volunteer-led centres in Essex,

ACE consults on ten-year strategy for arts, museums and libraries,

And plans to build a new library in Renfrewshire on hold…

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