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UK libraries in the news | 31 Oct 2018

Mobile library service in Southend to be replaced by book delivery by van,

Volunteer-run library in North Yorkshire extends services with TIC and revenue opportunities with local art and crafts displayed and sold,

‘Community hub’ created in a community centre in Reading includes a library,

 

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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 | 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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UK libraries in the news | 17 Oct 2018

Fifteen libraries under threat in Somerset,

Volunteers open ‘Love Weston Library’ as part of Bath & NE Somerset’s Modern Libraries programme; two more to follow,

Campaign to relocate library to hall rather than fire station in Hertfordshire,

Riddings Library in North Lincs relocated to the leisure centre,  

Possible library closures in Wrexham,

Budget for library books in Rotherham could be cut,

Young reporter on the value of libraries and library workers….

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UK libraries in the news | 15 Oct 2018

Campaigners hold a public meeting to fight the relocation and downsizing of Welshpool Library in Powys,

Further budget cuts in Herts threatens library service, paving way for a Public Service Mutual,

Hampshire invest £30K on book stock, and rearrange the library at Winchester Discovery Centre following feedback,

Friends group forms to work with town council to save Somerset’s North Petherton Library…

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UK libraries in the news | 11 Oct 2018

Newcastle MP raised residents’ concerns and calls for pause to conduct impact assessment following announcement of rehab centre plans for Fenham Library,

Powys considers moving Welshpool Library into museum to cut costs; petition started to resist the move,

Pontesbury Library in Shropshire may be relocated to new ‘community hub’,

Bath & NE Somerset Council leaders accused of a “shameless attempt” to avoid public objections to their £3M plans to integrate other services into Bath Library,

Bids from groups willing to run libraries in Staffordshire considered…

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UK libraries in the news | 10 Oct 2018

UNISON, working with PCS and UNITE, organise march & rally on 3 November for libraries and the arts,

Petition calls for ringfencing of government library funding,

Cuts to Norfolk mobile library service agreed but far fewer stops lost than originally proposed,

Worcestershire to conduct library consultation which could lead to loss of branch libraries and staffing cuts,

Refurbished library in Denbighshire reopens,

North Somerset’s Nailsea Library saved from closure,

Struggling community-run library in West Yorkshire receives much-needed funding,

Altrincham Library gets self-service….

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