Libraries News Round-up: 11 October 2016

The Guardian | 11 October
Government to probe ‘devastating’ Lancashire library closures
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/11/government-to-probe-lancashire-library-closures
Public Sector Executive | 11 October
Government investigating complaints about Lancashire library closures
Birmingham Mail : 11 October
Rent library space to coffee shops to prevent cuts and closures say Tories
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/rent-library-space-coffee-shops-12004343

Exeter Express and Echo : 11 October
£200,000 Arts Council grant to fund research into impact of Devon libraries
Stoke Sentinel : 11 October
Library in Burslem run by volunteers is becoming a community hub
Halesowen News : 11 October
Sandwell libraries invent quiet zones because they are now “community hubs”
“Shhh zones” are being introduced for users wishing to use the library to read and study, away from the din created by other activities
Brixton Buzz : 11 October
Carnegie Library – Lambeth announce short notice exhibition with wildly inconvenient times
The Shields Gazette : 11 October
South Tyneside | BT shows support for new library The Word
BT sponsor FabLab in The Word library, South Tyneside. The FabLab will feature 3D printers and vinyl and laser cutters which will allow visitors to design and produce items such as fridge magnets and keyrings.
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