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UK libraries in the news | 25 Oct 2018

A ray of hope for libraries in Northants. The previous CEO, who also headed up the Libraries Taskforce, discredited,

Fear for future as library review launches in Worcestershire,

Fifteen libraries under threat of closure in Somerset,

Paid membership dismissed as friends group makes plans to take on the running of Somerset’s North Petherton Library with financial assistance from the Town Council…

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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 | 3 Sept 2018

Darlington’s Crown Street Library saved from closure,

Parish councils fail to back funding Highbridge Library in Somerset,

Solihull’s mobile library service axed,

Grant for a volunteer-run library in Scottish Borders to help cover costs,

Citizens Advice Service to share help desk with library staff in a library in Hampshire,

Bracknell introduces Open+ staffless access to libraries…

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UK libraries in the news | 24 Aug 2018

Darlington library plans to go before cabinet in September,

Eastleigh Borough Council finance new library and community hub to be run by volunteers in Hampshire,

More cuts in Somerset feared, including libraries,

Town Council finances library and information centre earmarked for closure in Pembrokeshire,

NE Lincs library consultation runs until September 30…

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