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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 | 30 May 2018

Anger as pupils replace school librarians in Scottish Borders,

Groups step up to run East Sussex libraries that have closed,

Bath & NE Somerset library to reopen after refurb with one-stop-shop,

Concerns about funding cuts to library budget in Somerset,

Additional funding for libraries in Wales announced…

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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 | 25 May 2018

Petition launched to stop cuts to library opening hours in East Lothian,

Plans for gym and cafe for a Newcastle Library,

Anger over new Barnet’s mayor’s record including libraries,

Bucks mobile library service to be scrapped next week,

Kettering Council urged to buy Nothanthamptonshire’s Desborough and Rothwell libraries…

 

East Lothian Courier: 25 May
Petition launched over cuts to library hours

 

Chronicle Live: 25 May
Gym and cafe plan for Newcastle library to stave off closure threat
“The building is to be retained as a reduced library facility, but with the addition of a Health and Wellbeing Hub, offices, meeting rooms, therapy rooms, a café and a gymnasium with divided fitness suite.”

 

Chronicle Live: 25 May
New plans revealed to save Fenham Library for a second time
Council bosses are hoping that the introduction of therapy rooms, a cafe, and a gym could provide a lifeline that will enable the library to stay open.

 

 

Barnet Times: 25 May
Anger over new Barnet mayor’s record
includes anger over libraries and the effect of staffless access on under 16s

 

Bucks Free Press: 25 May
Bucks mobile library service to be scrapped next week

 

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 May
Kettering Council urged to buy Desborough and Rothwell libraries

 

 

 

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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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