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UK libraries in the news | 8 Sept 2018

Scotland publish national strategy for school libraries,

Councillors call on leaders at Somerset County Council to think again about under-threat libraries…

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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 Mar 2018

Government may intervene in Northamptonshire,

UNISON identify ongoing fire safety issues in Barnet libraries

Town council pays for national newspapers in libraries after Cumbria cut them, 

Somerset extends library consultation, 

Slight adjustments to library opening hours have been made in Lancashire’s four-band system…

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UK libraries in the news | 9 Mar 2018

Churchfield School in Somerset joins campaign to save Highbridge Library, 

Somerset councillor suggests moving under threat Wellington Library to a derelict pub, 

Volunteers in North Yorks praised after a year of running a library as part of a community hub,

Co-location of library and job centre in Worcestershire, 

East Sussex councillor spins old myths to justify why library closure is necessary

Lancashire puts in place a four-band system to determine library opening hours

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UK libraries in the news | 21 Feb 2018

Cuts to Welsh libraries including staffing down by 20%, 

New research reveals that the number of toddlers being read to daily is in steep decline,

Walsall Central library works more costly than expected but the project to create a cafe, history centre, archives, library and computer lounge will still go ahead,

Protest to save Somerset’s Wiveliscombe Library from closure,

Huge support to stop Somerset closing Wellington Library, 

Surrey cut newspapers to save money but will accept donated copies, 

Reading consults on plans to cut library opening hours…

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UK libraries in the news | 29 Jan 2018

Two more libraries reopen in Lancashire,

West Dunbartonshire cut library opening hours but not as severely as previously planned,

Libraries in Somerset under threat of closure,

Cheshire East look at alternative proposals to closure for Alderley Edge Library, 

And local community volunteers agree to run Llandysul library…

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