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UK libraries in the news | 29 October 2018

Call for a halt to austerity which is eroding public services,

Surrey consults on libraries,

Hampshire’s Gosport Library reopens as a community hub of co-located services following refurbishment,

Worcestershire libraries consultation launches…

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UK libraries in the news | 26 Oct 2018

Local MP “horrified” by threat to Welshpool Library and downgrading of service in Powys,

Trust gets grant to help progress plans to take on the running of Carnegie Library in Herne Hill, Lambeth,

Victory for Friends of North Kensington Library as council decides to keep North Kensington Library in its current location,

Plans to relocate and co-locate services in South Derbyshire including council offices, police station, library and bus station all under one roof….

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UK libraries in the news | 25 Oct 2018

A ray of hope for libraries in Northants. The previous CEO, who also headed up the Libraries Taskforce, discredited,

Fear for future as library review launches in Worcestershire,

Fifteen libraries under threat of closure in Somerset,

Paid membership dismissed as friends group makes plans to take on the running of Somerset’s North Petherton Library with financial assistance from the Town Council…

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UK libraries in the news | 24 Oct 2018

Residents value staffing and opening hours of under threat library in Worcestershire and would compromise on revenue from a coffee shop if that kept the library open and staffed,

Concern about declining reading standards and children without access to books at home,

New volunteer-run library in East Sussex due to open,

Herts libraries to go out to tender,

Plans to boost income and footfall in Warrington’s libraries…

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UK libraries in the news | 22 Oct 2018

Glasgow’s Cardonald Library refurbishment includes a flexible community space,

Volunteers committed to creating ‘community hub’ even though company pulls out of creating bar and café in Walkley Library, Sheffield,

Library consultation on plans to relocate Powys’ Welshpool Library to museum begins; branded “blackmail”,

Libraries in Hertfordshire could be run by outside provider or public service mutual in bid to save funds,

Libraries under threat following Worcestershire libraries review…


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UK libraries in the news | 19 Oct 2018

New campaign in support of rehab centre in Newcastle’s Fenham Library as council announced that plans are being delayed due to the backlash from others,

Libraries, innovation and 3D printers,

Support for strike action in Blaenau Gwent as library and leisure staff struggle to make ends meet,

Company hoping to add a café and bar to a Sheffield’s Walkley Library withdraw from the project…


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