Carillion and libraries, including financial wrangling,
Warrington LiveWire’s new Hub including library to open later than planned,
A letter in support of libraries and the library workers who make the service what it is,
Call to make Croydon libraries ‘relevant again’. How? Work from them.
Stay of execution for libraries in Northamptonshire but drive to get community to take them on,
A Rhondda Cynon Taf library may move to community hub,
And a pub starts a ‘library’ to attract more customers, with a name and shame system for overdue books…
The Guardian: 6 February
Former Carillion directors branded ‘delusional’ at MPs’ Q&A
‘During two lengthy sessions before MPs from the business select committee and counterparts on the work and pensions committee, former Carillion directors:
– Denied being “asleep at the wheel” of the company
– Denied prioritising dividends over pension payments
– Passed up the chance to offer to give bonuses back
– Blamed Brexit, Qatar, the 2017 general election and each other
– Admitted failing to question the company’s business model
Huffington Post: 6 February
Councils Face 20% Fee Hike To Bail Out Carillion Deals
Warrington Guardian: 6 February
First look inside the new Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub
The Hub includes a library facility. See comments
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press: 6 February
Thank your lucky stars for libraries
Croydon Citizen: 6 February
Why do Croydonians still commute to work?
Amongst the suggestions in the article:
‘Or, why not make Croydon’s libraries relevant again and set up shop there with your laptop?’
BBC News: 6 February
Northamptonshire councillors ‘appalled’ by finances
Revisions to the planned budget, announced on Monday, including a stay of execution for under-threat library services.
The council will continue to provide financial support to libraries for another “transition year” before community-managed libraries are established in April next year.
Wales Online: 6 February
Rhondda Cynon Taf | Mountain Ash Library could move to council’s first community hub
Proposal for library and council services, all under one roof, with cafe and meeting rooms. Four-week consultation.
Melton Times: 6 February
Pub near Melton starts new chapter with library opening
‘Library’ created to attract more customers to the pub. Library card issued. Name and shame system for loans not returned on time.