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UK libraries in the news | 31 Oct 2018

Mobile library service in Southend to be replaced by book delivery by van,

Volunteer-run library in North Yorkshire extends services with TIC and revenue opportunities with local art and crafts displayed and sold,

‘Community hub’ created in a community centre in Reading includes a library,

 

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UK libraries in the news | 30 October 2018

The Bookseller: 30 October
Library petition hits 20k signatures after Rowling support
Includes comment by Tim Coates
Sign the petition HERE

 

Redditch Advertiser: 30 October
Worcestershire | Future of Woodrow and Alvechurch libraries uncertain after consultation into the future use of libraries launched

 

 

The Star: 30 October
Sheffield | Your View: Walkley Library

 

 

 

 

 

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UK libraries in the news | 26 Oct 2018

Local MP “horrified” by threat to Welshpool Library and downgrading of service in Powys,

Trust gets grant to help progress plans to take on the running of Carnegie Library in Herne Hill, Lambeth,

Victory for Friends of North Kensington Library as council decides to keep North Kensington Library in its current location,

Plans to relocate and co-locate services in South Derbyshire including council offices, police station, library and bus station all under one roof….

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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 | 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 | 22 Oct 2018

Glasgow’s Cardonald Library refurbishment includes a flexible community space,

Volunteers committed to creating ‘community hub’ even though company pulls out of creating bar and café in Walkley Library, Sheffield,

Library consultation on plans to relocate Powys’ Welshpool Library to museum begins; branded “blackmail”,

Libraries in Hertfordshire could be run by outside provider or public service mutual in bid to save funds,

Libraries under threat following Worcestershire libraries review…


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