UK library news

UK libraries in the news | 30 May 2018

Anger as pupils replace school librarians in Scottish Borders,

Groups step up to run East Sussex libraries that have closed,

Bath & NE Somerset library to reopen after refurb with one-stop-shop,

Concerns about funding cuts to library budget in Somerset,

Additional funding for libraries in Wales announced…


BBC News: 30 May
Scottish Borders school pupils take up library roles



Border Telegraph: 30 May
Anger as Scottish Borders pupils replace school librarians


PRIVATE EYE | Issue No. 1471
Library News (p.36)
Irchester, Northants
“The village of Irchester has been told to rustle up £195,000 if it wants its 109-year old Carnegie library back ……. which is absurd given that it was given to the village in the first place.”
Available now in newsagents.


Eastbourne Herald: 30 May
East Sussex | Five of seven closed libraries could reopen as community projects


Midsomer Norton, Radstock & District Journal: 30 May
Bath & NE Somerset | Midsomer Norton library and information service official opening
Midsomer Norton Library and One Stop Shop will reopen as a combined service on June 4.




Somerset County Gazette: 30 May
Cllr John Thorne’s concerns with Somerset County Council spending
“The council wants to save £500,000 from the libraries budget over three years, there are 34 libraries, so per year, it’s around £5,000 for each library.”



Business News Wales: 30 May
£1.35M Funding for Museums, Archives and Libraries in Wales
Lord Elis-Thomas announced that museums, archives and libraries in Wales will benefit from over £1.35 million Welsh Government capital funding to develop and enhance their facilities and services.




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