Libraries News Round-up: 11 December 2017

The Bookseller:11 December
Latest CIPFA figures reveal scale of library closures
The Guardian: 11 December
Figures show children worst hit by library cuts
Public Finance: 11 December
Council spending on libraries cut by £66m last year
LocalGov: 11 December
Council spending on libraries falls by £66m in last year
Digital by Default: 11 December
Calls for government to release vital data about taxpayer-funded libraries
The Scotsman: 11 December
Edinburgh libraries to operate without staff in pilot study
‘Council chiefs say CCTV cameras, emergency telephones, loudspeakers and alarms will ensure security when libraries are unstaffed.’
The Scotsman: 11 December
Leader comment: New chapter for libraries
Express & Star: 11 December
Walsall library needs books not another cafe
Lancashire Post: 11 December
Fulwood library officially re-opens 14 months after closure
The Big Issue: 11 December
We’re going on a book hunt – Big Issue special deliveries are despatched!
The Big Issue’s #whybooksmatter campaign has been backing the fight to save libraries, fund them better, create more librarian jobs in schools, public libraries, prison libraries. And ensure that books are anywhere that they are needed.
The Star: 9 December
‘I’m keen we get it right’: Sheffield museums boss says library and gallery building could become ‘vital and vibrant cultural destination’
Plans to turn venue into ‘cultural hub’
Image taken at event with storyteller John Kirk, at Wibsley Library in Bradford, West Yorkshire

Image taken at event with storyteller John Kirk, at Wibsley Library in Bradford, West Yorkshire

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