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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 | 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 | 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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UK libraries in the news | 17 Apr 2018

The Scottish Library Improvement Fund (SLIF) for school libraries ‘not enough’ to cover cuts,

Denbighshire’s St Asaph Library reopens after refurb to create a flexible multi- purpose space,

Pembrokeshire councillor defends cuts and co-location plans that include library services,

Campaign group in East Sussex have plans to take on running of Langney Library with ‘volunteer library staff’ and donated books,

Site of Plymouth’s St Budeaux Library to be redeveloped to create new library and housing

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UK libraries in the news | 7 Mar 2018

Campaign group ‘Northamptonshire Libraries Friends Groups and Supporters’ asks Northamptonshire MPs to fight their corner over council’s plans to shut 21 libraries,

Seven libraries in East Sussex to shut, 

Town Council calls on residents to oppose Pembrokeshire’s plans to close Pembroke Library,

Consultation on Calderdale libraries open until April 30,

Weekly ‘pop up library’ with activities in sports centre as part of Suffolk Libraries Local scheme,

Suffolk gives go ahead to plans for new Eye Library,

Wiltshire wins community regeneration award for its community hubs programme,

Somerset school joins campaign to save Highbridge Library

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