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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 | 19 Sept 2018

Pressure on town and parish councils to fund and run services in Shropshire,

Co-location of services in Monmouthshire,

Further delay on reopening of Lytham Library in new location in Lancashire,

Concerns continue regarding relocation of One Stop Shop to Bath Central Library – library campaigner, Caroline Ambrose, quoted,

Post office to reopen in Bath & NE Somerset, along with ‘community library’,

Volunteer-run library in East Sussex calls out for ‘librarians’ – unpaid volunteers,

Chair of Libraries Taskforce uses taskforce meeting to promote library services in Warrington as successful,

Friends of Redland Library call on Bristol to find a long-term sustainable plan for libraries which could involve co-location of services…  

 

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UK libraries in the news | 31 July 2018

Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, on the scandal of pupils being unable to read,

Library and leisure hub being built at leisure centre site in North Lincs,

Waltham Forest’s plans to relocate Wood Street Library called in for scrutiny,

East Sussex’s Langney Library to reopen as a volunteer-run library in a new home in a shopping centre,

Plans to close the Worcestershire’s School Library Service have been put on hold while alternative ways of running it are investigated…

 

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UK libraries in the news | 21 Jun 2018

Friends of North Petherton Library form to help town council to run library in Somerset,

Northamptonshire agrees not to close any libraries until after the result of the forthcoming Judicial Review,

Privacy concerns in West Dunbartonshire as one-stop shop sets up in library,

The ruling group’s absence at the hearing on Darlington’s Croydon Street Library noted,  

Five libraries in East Sussex will reopen and be run by volunteers,

Curzon Cinema submit plans to make Clevedon Library in Nth Somerset into a creative hub,  featuring theatre space, community archives, co-working space, media production and training space…

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UK libraries in the news | 4 Jun 2018

East Sussex recommends plans for four libraries to be run by volunteers,

Plans in Somerset to create volunteer-run libraries,

Concerns about move in Scottish Borders to replace school librarians with pupils,

Plans to lease out sections of Barnet libraries to business start-ups have been dropped following public opposition,

Digital offer and libraries,

 

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UK libraries in the news | 31 May 2018

Reading group now financing their book borrowing from East Sussex after Ringmer Library closes, 

Bristol Labour councillor defends comments calling for closure of two libraries by withdrawing funding,

Funding boost for Redbridge libraries for arts and tech projects, 
 
North Somerset library may be ‘saved’ by bid to redevelop library to include a theatre space, local history archive and training provision…

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UK libraries in the news | 29 May 2018

Radical Librarians Collective condemn the deal between the Society of Chief Librarians and UK Visas and Immigration,

More co-location for library and discovery centre in Hampshire,

Langney Community Library Group plan to take on the running of a library in East Sussex,

Plans in Greenwich for a temporary library while Plumstead Library is renovated, 

Wellington Library Friends Group hold meeting on May 31 and remind residents to respond to Somerset’s library consultation…

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UK libraries in the news | 22 May 2018

A Hampshire library gets a refurbishment which includes self-service kiosks & meeting rooms,

Post office due to open in volunteer-run library in Bath & NE Somerset,

Plans progress for a Trafford development on former library site – apartments, community centre, retail units and health centre as well as library on the first floor,

East Sussex councillor leads plans for volunteers to take on the running of Langney Library,

Cumbria CC give assurances that Millom Library will not close…

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