Libraries News Round-up: 14 July

Lancashire Telegraph: 14 July
Labour questions cost of saving East Lancashire libraries
Lancashire Post: 14 July
Closed down libraries will reopen
Proposals agreed by cabinet will see the phased reopening of 14 libraries, nine of which will be run by the county council and five as independent community libraries. 
 
A full service will also be retained at 6 libraries which were due to close or offer a reduced service. 
Three former libraries cannot be reopened since leases for two buildings have been surrendered, and the ownership of one building transferred to a school. 
 
Cabinet also agreed to defer decisions relating to 12 other libraries to allow time for further consideration.
Blackpool Gazette: 14 July
Library team prepared to hand back control to county
Gala group will hands back control of Thornton library but will form a friends group to assist, fundraise and be prepared to step in in the future, if needed.
Bristol 24/7: 14 July
Storm of protest against library cuts in Bristol
Push back as 17 or Bristol’s 27 libraries could close
Derby Telegraph: 14 July
Derby North MP Chris Williamson thinks there could be an alternative to community-run libraries
Pirate FM: 14 July
Cornwall | Future of St Austell library is secured
Town Council to take on running of library
Wellington Weekly News: 14 July
Somerset | Survey seeks library views
TES: 14 July
Scotland | Saga of school libraries close to a denouement
After six years of lobbying, education secretary agrees to lend a hand and pen a national strategy.
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