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UK libraries in the news | 29 Mar 2018

As Somerset consults on libraries councillor asks people to sign up to consider running local library,

Plans for West Wickham Library to relocate to leisure centre, 

Lambeth’s manifesto claims re libraries unpicked,

Sutton Coldfield Library to reopen after refurb to include a cafe and lettable space,

Move to hand 20 Derbyshire libraries over to the community branded devastating…

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UK libraries in the news | 22 Mar 2018

Government may intervene in Northamptonshire,

UNISON identify ongoing fire safety issues in Barnet libraries

Town council pays for national newspapers in libraries after Cumbria cut them, 

Somerset extends library consultation, 

Slight adjustments to library opening hours have been made in Lancashire’s four-band system…

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UK libraries in the news | 21 Mar 2018

Northamptonshire in Private Eye,  

Perils of privatisation highlighted with Barnet slashing library space & staff after outsourcing, 

Cumbria’s Ambleside Library becomes a ‘community hub’ with lots of co-located services and Workington Library will get moveable shelves to allow for an increase in activities,

A library in Anglesey ‘saved’ as commercial business agrees to move into the library, 

MP wants Warrington LiveWire review made public


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UK libraries in the news | 20 Mar 2018

Northamptonshire face scrutiny over library cuts,

Site of a library in Plymouth to be redeveloped to create housing and new library,

Durham progresses plans to co-locate Peterlee Library at redeveloped leisure centre,

Town council in Milton Keynes refurbs library to include rooms for hire,

Public library situated in Wokingham school under threat as school plans to use space to meet needs of their students and for offices.

Town Council extends opening hours of  Falmouth Library in Cornwall,

Cheddar Library and Highbridge Library in Somerset face closure unless volunteers step forward to run them,

Rent free lease agreed on library in Herefordshire transferred to town council control.  Plans to develop the library into a multi-use site including children’s centre, job centre & more,

Romsey Library in Hampshire closes for revamp including self-service kiosks and a rentable space for events and weddings,

Northants campaign Save Long Buckley Library seeks volunteers, particularly anyone with experience in forming a trust or charity, or with fundraising experience, to help save the village library…

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UK libraries in the news | 19 Mar 2018

Formal complaint lodged under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 regarding savage cuts to library service in Northants,

Save Highbridge Library campaign report great anger over proposed cuts to Somerset libraries as consultation is extended due to feedback,

Swindon produces special library card for newborns to encourage library use to address literacy concerns,

Libraries minister attends the opening of a post office in Crayford library, Bexley, 

Library facility in Dudley, co-located in a school, now under threat of closure,

Success of Nicola Sturgeon’s reading challenge to improve literacy sees the scheme extended to secondary schools, libraries and community groups,

Surrey cut newspapers in libraries from April…

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UK libraries in the news | 17 Mar 2018

Barnstaple Library in Devon gets a Libraries Unlimited FabLab,

Derby Central Library to move and co-locate with the introduction of self-service terminals,

Ten of Derby’s libraries handed over to a charity which will be run by volunteers, 

South Gloucestershire village gets a new library – set up in a village hall, run by volunteers and open for two hours once a fortnight,

Somerset residents feel pressurised into running libraries or face losing them

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UK libraries in the news | 16 Mar 2017

Plymouth create pop-up libraries to replace libraries they closed,

NE Lincs reduce library opening hours to cut costs,

East Sussex criticised for closing libraries,

Portsmouth drop library fines and reservation charges as part of a three-year trial,

Work starts in Pembrokeshire on sports centre where the local library will be co-located,

The fight to save Highgate Library continues as Somerset extends library consultation…

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