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Libraries news round-up: 26 July 2018

North Devon Gazette: 26 July Barnstaple Library provider defends claims service is ‘at breaking point’ Read the claims made by an ex-staff member in an open letter reproduced here in full. Northamptonshire Telegraph: 26 July Legal battle to overturn Northamptonshire library closures…

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Libraries News Round-up: 27 August 2017

The Guardian: 26 August Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/27/blood-bookworms-bosoms-and-bottoms-the-secret-life-of-libraries Dorset Echo: 27 August Friends of Weymouth Library (FOWL) has launched a new website to enhance their work http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/15490696.___We_needed_an_e_presence____Volunteers_launch_new_website_to_support_library/ Bath Chronicle: 27 August LETTER: Let’s…

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Libraries News Round-up: 20 July

Libraries Taskforce blog: 20 July A core dataset for libraries The full dataset has not been released. This post details that work on defining the dataset has been undertaken, although not yet complete https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/20/a-core-dataset-for-libraries/ BBC News: 20 July Somerset County…

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Libraries News Round-up: 18 July

Bath Echo: 18 July Council Cabinet Member asked for go-ahead to combine library and One Stop Shop http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/council-cabinet-member-asked-go-ahead-combine-library-one-stop-shop-74160/ Bath Chronicle: 18 July Bath library site options not ‘viable’ because of disability access problems, campaigners say http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/bath-library-site-options-not-210358 Bath Chronicle: 18 July…

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Libraries News Round-up: 13 July

Westmorland Gazette: 13 July Lancashire | Bolton-le-Sands and Silverdale libraries on brink of new chapter today (Thursday) at Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/15401805.Bolton_le_Sands_and_Silverdale_libraries_on_brink_of_new_chapter_today__Thursday_/ Lancashire Evening Post: 13 July Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras http://www.lep.co.uk/news/cabinet-decision-due-on-reopening-libraries-and-fishergate-traffic-cameras-1-8647554…

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Libraries News Round-up: 7 June

The Courier: 6 June Val McDermid says she “would not be a writer” without public libraries https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/441915/val-mcdermid-says-not-writer-without-public-libraries/ Lancashire Post: 6 June Library sell-off back from the brink http://www.lep.co.uk/whats-on/arts/library-sell-off-back-from-the-brink-1-8581417 York Press: 7 June New mobile library to launch Replaces Haxby library which…

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Libraries News Round-up: 24 February

The Bookseller : 24 February UK libraries ‘missing 25m books’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/25m-books-missing-libraries-493916 North Devon Journal : 24 February Devon library staff will see pay cut, some by more than 30 percent http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/devon-library-staff-will-see-pay-cut-by-up-to-30-per-cent/story-30160604-detail/story.html Bury Times : 24 February Pensioners put up fight…

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Do you have library images to share?

Do you have images of libraries and library users undertaking activities in libraries that we could use on our website, publicity materials and our magazine?  If so, please get in touch. Email images to thelibrarycampaign@gmail.com If you are happy for…

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Libraries News Round-up: 5 November 2015

PublicSectorExecutive (PSE) : 5th November Devon libraries to be outsourced to private company owned by staff http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/devon-libraries-to-be-outsourced-to-private-company-owned-by-staff?dorewrite=false Cambridge News : 5th November Have your say on ways Cambridgeshire libraries can make money – and stave off the threat of cuts…

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Libraries News Round-up: 28th January 2014

Voices for the Library : 28th January Data protection and volunteer-led libraries http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2014/01/data-protection-and-volunteer-led-libraries/ Swindon Advertiser : 28th January Letter | Valuable volunteers As the manager of the Walcot Community Shop I would like to correct the references Sherry Waldon made about the shop and…

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Libraries News Round-up: 27th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 27th January Birmingham faces £2m library cuts Libraries across Birmingham face closure as the city looks to slash £2m from its library budget, with even the flagship Library of Birmingham facing heavy cuts. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/birmingham-faces-%C2%A32m-library-cuts.html THE BOOKSELLER :…

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