Libraries News Round-up: 17 November 2016

Mearns Leader : 16 November
Aberdeenshire | Council plans have ‘crossed a red line’
“The Council should be protecting a treasured local service and institution such as Public Libraries rather than trying to hawk them off to third Party Trusts. There are many inherent dangers with “trusts and trustees” … who are very much self-appointed and are accountable to no-one but themselves…”
Knutsford Guardian : 16 November
Letter | Blame our MP
“I wonder if he [George Osborne] will also take credit for the children’s services that have already closed in and around Knutsford and as and when we lose our precious library and A&E services?”
School libraries change lives. Cutting them would be disastrous

Birmingham Mail : 17 November
Autumn statement: Birmingham MPs warn leisure centres, libraries and social care are close to collapse
Birmingham Mail : 17 November
City budget crisis suggests very dark days ahead
Brixton Blog : 17 November
Lambeth | Act quickly, Carnegie library campaigners urge
‘Where the so-called ‘library’ will go is still unclear’
Helensburgh Advertiser : 17 November
Argyll & Bute | 250 council staff to be transferred if trust plan gets green light
Plans for leisure and library services to be run by charitable trust.
Nottingham Post : 17 November
Hundreds sign petition opposing plans to build offices on Nottingham Central Library site
The Business Desk – East Midlands : 17 November
Nottingham | City council confirm sale of library to Henry Boot
Leicester Mercury : 17 November
Staffless library opening planned as part of £1.3m county council savings
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