Libraries News Round-up: 1 April 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 1st April
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Letter | Sarah Church – Chair, Save Swindon’s Libraries
Don’t rely on library volunteers
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/03/31/only-high-quality-steel-production-has-a-future-in-britain/

FINANCIAL TIMES : 1st April
Locals protest as benchpresses replace books
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7018f0d4-f818-11e5-96db-fc683b5e52db.html#axzz44akTjWwu

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st Arpil
Protestors refuse to leave Herne Hill’s Carnegie Library
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/protestors-refuse-leave-carnegie-library-325601 

BBC News : 1st April
Protesters occupy Lambeth library in bid to halt closure
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35936909

Brixton Buzz : 1st April
Occupation of Lambeth’s Carnegie Library continues into second day
http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2016/04/occupation-of-lambeths-carnegie-library-continues-into-second-day/

South London Today : 1st April
Lambeth | Library campaigners stage all-night protest against closure plans
http://www.southlondon-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=116993&headline=Campaigners%20refuse%20to%20leave%20library%20in%20bid%20to%20block%20closure&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016

Common Space : 1st April
Steve Topple: On libraries – Spineless politicians are cutting more than books
https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/3777/steve-topple-on-libraries-spineless-politicians-are-cutting-more-than-books

Shropshire Star : 1st April
‘Postcode lottery’ warning on future of Shropshire services
detailed report
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/04/01/postcode-lottery-warning-on-future-of-shropshire-services/

Doncaster Free Press : 1st April
Doncaster libraries experience biggest drop in number of books being borrowed in England
The dramatic reduction follows a series of library closures and community groups being forced to takeover the running of most of the borough’s remaining libraries due to cuts in funding.
http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/news/doncaster-libraries-experience-biggest-drop-in-number-of-books-being-borrowed-in-england-1-7828655

Photo by Vivienne Lewis

Photo by Vivienne Lewis

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