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UK libraries in the news | 27 Feb 2018

Revised budget leaves 21 libraries at risk in Northamptonshire,

Mayor questions validity of ‘remain unchanged’ option in Somerset’s library consultation,

Accusations of sham consultation as East Sussex axes seven libraries,

Plans for a library as part of new leisure centre development in Wakefield

Views on library campaigning and CILIP by librarian and library campaigner @Hohojanna

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Uk libraries in the news | 26 Feb 2018

LGA warns that cuts to services will continue,

Shropshire plans to add to coffers by selling services, including ‘Fab Reads’ library service initiative,

Libraries Minister praises revamped library in Oxford, overlooking lack of access for wheelchair users,

Staff sickness forces two Bath libraries to close on multiple occasions,

The Literacy Trust teams up with Cartridge Save for ‘Gift of Books’ Campaign,

Denbighshire Library revamp to create a flexible space and one stop shop,

Eleventh Lancashire library reopens with call for a friends group ‘to make the library sustainable.’

East Sussex forges ahead with plans to close seven libraries. They can only be saved if community groups or organisations come forward to run them,

Scottish Book Trust on why libraries matter for health and wellbeing

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UK libraries in the news | 24 Feb 2018

Village in South Gloucestershire loses mobile library service. Volunteers create a ‘community library’ open for 2 hours a fortnight in a village hall,

Derbyshire’s plans to be an ‘enterprising council’, with plans to cut jobs and increase outsourcing and  offloading the running of services onto volunteers,

Cornwall Council’s devolution programme sees the running of Redruth Library and One Stop Shop passing to the town council,

Oxford Central Library revamped to become Westgate Library – a co-location community hub model that is not going down well with users of the service

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UK libraries in the news | 22 Feb 2018

Save Highbridge Library campaign protest outside Somerset Council meeting

New library for Meopham in Kent still within the grounds of a school, 

Concerns about literacy levels of GCSE students, 

Suffolk consults on change to library opening hours,

Bromley library workers vote to strike over outsourcing chaos after GLL took charge

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UK libraries in the news | 21 Feb 2018

Cuts to Welsh libraries including staffing down by 20%, 

New research reveals that the number of toddlers being read to daily is in steep decline,

Walsall Central library works more costly than expected but the project to create a cafe, history centre, archives, library and computer lounge will still go ahead,

Protest to save Somerset’s Wiveliscombe Library from closure,

Huge support to stop Somerset closing Wellington Library, 

Surrey cut newspapers to save money but will accept donated copies, 

Reading consults on plans to cut library opening hours…

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UK libraries in the news | 20 Feb 2018

Automated system proposed for Staffordshire libraries,

Results of YouGov poll commissioned by CILIP on sources of trustworthy information, 

Co-location for Knighton Library in Powys,

Lambeth Tories pledge to save libraries from closure, 

Ed Vaizey’s record on libraries remembered, 

Libraries Unlimited looking for new home for library after plans to co-locate it fall through, 

And police may set up in local libraries in Birmingham as part of cost-saving measures

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UK libraries in the news | 19 Feb 2018

Petition set up to Save Highbridge Library in Somerset, 

Salford community group steps forward to run library with post office in Bath & NE Somerset,

Two new charity Trustees appointed to Devon’s Libraries Unlimited,

Library in Suffolk forced to close every Sunday after anti-social behaviour problems,

Library in Yorkshire closes for refurbishment, to make room for other services and a new meeting room

 

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UK libraries in the news | 17 & 18 Feb 2018

Latest round-up of library news by Alan Wylie – outsourcing, volunteer-led libraries and more,

Campaign to Save Highbridge Library in Somerset strengthens, including support from Unite,

The value of libraries for health and wellbeing,

MP backs fight to save Cheddar Library in Somerset – focus on keeping doors open,

Library campaigners in Kirklees make clear that professional staff in libraries is crucial to a quality library service

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