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Libraries news round-up: 31 October 2018

Southend Echo: 31 October Library axed – and replaced with council vans in Southend Darlington Times: 31 October North Yorkshire | Library becomes hub for Great Ayton  Hambleton Today: 31 October North Yorkshire | Award for Great Ayton community library…

Libraries news round-up: 30 October 2018

The Bookseller: 30 October Library petition hits 20k signatures after Rowling support 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 |…

Libraries news round-up: 29 October 2018

Morning Star: 29 October Shadow chancellor says the government’s claim to have ended austerity doesn’t add up “… over 500 libraries and children’s centres are set to be closed.” Local Guardian: 29 October Surrey launches five consultations amid plans to…

Libraries news round-up: 26 October 2018

Powys County Times: 26 October Glyn Davies MP “horrified” by threat to Welshpool Library Brixton Buzz: 26 October Lambeth | Carnegie Trust given Lottery grant to help take control of Carnegie Library in Herne Hill Get West London: 26 October…

Libraries news round-up: 25 October 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 October County Council’s chief executive gives libraries hope ‘Ms Grant said she is personally leading the libraries review and was hoping for a ‘positive outcome’.’ Redditch Standard: 25 October Worcestershire | Battle begins to save Redditch library…

Libraries news round-up: 24 October 2018

Worcester News: 24 October Locals would share St John’s library with Costa or Starbucks to keep it open Worcester Observer: 24 October Brewing up a lifeline for library facing axe Worcester News: 24 October LETTER OF THE DAY: Dismay over…

Libraries news round-up: 23 October 2018

The Guardian: 23 October Dear Damian Hinds, What’s so difficult about giving every child a library ticket? | Michael Rosen Yet another report has shown children who read for pleasure are at an advantage. Yet many children still don’t have…

Libraries news round-up: 22 October 2018

Evening Times: 22 October Glasgow | Cardonald Library re-opens after near £1 million makeover The Star: 22 October Group committed to providing ‘vibrant community hub’ after bar company pulls out of Sheffield library plans My Welshpool: 22 October Powys |…

Libraries news round-up: 19 October 2018

Chronicle Live: 19 October Newcastle | Meet the Fenham residents backing divisive plans for an addiction recovery hub at their library Chronicle Live: 19 October Opening of controversial addiction recovery hub at Newcastle library is DELAYED The Scotsman: 19 October…

Libraries news round-up: 18 October 2018

Weston Mercury: 18 October Somerset libraries at risk of closure This is Local London: 18 October Calls for Lewisham Council to reconsider cuts to library staff hours Huffington Post: 18 October Councils are at breaking point – If Cuts Continue,…

Libraries news round-up: 17 October 2018

BBC News: 17 October Somerset County Council: Protesters gather to challenge £14m cuts Burnham-on-Sea.com: 17 October Somerset | Outcry over council’s decision to shut Highbridge Library unless community group is formed to save it  Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News: 17…

Libraries news round-up: 15 October 2018

Powys County Times: 15 October Public meeting on future of Welshpool library to be held tonight  Watford Observer: 15 October Hertfordshire | Libraries could shut under plans to axe £500,000 Daily Echo: 15 October Hampshire | Splashing cash on new…

Libraries news round-up: 14 October 2018

Dorset Echo: 14 October Voices: In an age of misinformation we should turn back to books  Scottish Sun: 14 October Libraries dying out in Scottish schools despite being key to kids’ future School libraries are dying out despite being key…

Libraries news round-up: 12 October 2018

Public Finance: 12 October Government passing on costs of services to public, says major study Government is increasingly shifting the costs of public services on to citizens as the effects of austerity continue, a CIPFA-backed analysis out today has revealed.…

Libraries news round-up: 11 October 2018

Chronicle Live: 11 October Newcastle MP calls for work on the controversial addiction recovery centre at Fenham Library to be halted Shropshire Star: 11 October Powys | Library to move in with museum under council plans Powys County Times: 11…

Libraries news round-up: 10 October 2018

UNISON: ‘Save the arts and libraries’ march goes through London cultural landmarks to Parliament UNISON, with support from PCS and UNITE are calling on the public to join public sector workers in a march on Saturday, 3 November 2018, starting…