Libraries News Round-up: 17 May

PRIVATE EYE: Issue No. 1444
Library News (p.33) | Surrey
‘BACK in 2011, Surrey councillors discussed turning ten county libraries into community partnered libraries (CPL).  This was civic-speak for getting rid of professional librarians and relying on volunteers.  At the time, cultural services head Peter Milton said the cut in paid librarians would save around £400,000 a year.  So how did that turn out?…’ 
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The Guardian: 17 May
Hay festival steps in to save library in Welsh ‘town of books’
‘It has emerged that Hay-on-Wye library has been relying on support from the event for some time, but still faces closure without fresh funds’
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/17/hay-festival-steps-in-to-save-library-in-welsh-town-of-books
Herford Times: 17 May
Hay-on-Wye library given ‘stay of execution’
The Bookseller: 17 May
Hay Festival helps to fund town’s library in ‘short-term fix’
Plymouth Herald: 17 May
Panel chair calls for library consultation to be re-run over ‘flaws’ in process
St Austell Voice: 17 May
Cornwall | Mayor pledges to keep services for tax payers
Town Council running services, including the library
The Scotsman: 17 May
Leader comment: Protecting Carnegie’s legacy
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