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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 | 20 Mar 2018

Northamptonshire face scrutiny over library cuts,

Site of a library in Plymouth to be redeveloped to create housing and new library,

Durham progresses plans to co-locate Peterlee Library at redeveloped leisure centre,

Town council in Milton Keynes refurbs library to include rooms for hire,

Public library situated in Wokingham school under threat as school plans to use space to meet needs of their students and for offices.

Town Council extends opening hours of  Falmouth Library in Cornwall,

Cheddar Library and Highbridge Library in Somerset face closure unless volunteers step forward to run them,

Rent free lease agreed on library in Herefordshire transferred to town council control.  Plans to develop the library into a multi-use site including children’s centre, job centre & more,

Romsey Library in Hampshire closes for revamp including self-service kiosks and a rentable space for events and weddings,

Northants campaign Save Long Buckley Library seeks volunteers, particularly anyone with experience in forming a trust or charity, or with fundraising experience, to help save the village library…

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UK libraries in the news | 17 & 18 Feb 2018

Latest round-up of library news by Alan Wylie – outsourcing, volunteer-led libraries and more,

Campaign to Save Highbridge Library in Somerset strengthens, including support from Unite,

The value of libraries for health and wellbeing,

MP backs fight to save Cheddar Library in Somerset – focus on keeping doors open,

Library campaigners in Kirklees make clear that professional staff in libraries is crucial to a quality library service

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