Libraries News Round-up: 19 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 19th December
Public library loans show dramatic fall in last two years 
Almost 16m fewer books have been loaned in England and Wales since 2014, reinforcing a bleak picture of widespread budget cuts and branch closures.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/19/uk-public-library-loans-show-dramatic-fall-in-last-two-years

Lancashire Telegraph : 19th December
Eight more libraries may be saved as part of cuts reversals 
asset transfers
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/14975231.Eight_more_libraries_may_be_saved_as_part_of_cuts_reversals/

Brent & Kilburn Times : 19th December
Wembley Library named as the third busiest in Britain 
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/wembley_library_named_as_the_third_busiest_in_britain_1_4820544

THE GUARDIAN : 18th December 
Parks, libraries, halls: cities pay price of austerity by selling their heritage 
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/dec/18/cities-pay-price-of-austerity-selling-civic-heritage-sheffield-london-parks-libraries

London Review of Books : 15th December
The Strange Death of Municipal England 
Tom Crewe is an editor at the LRB
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n24/tom-crewe/the-strange-death-of-municipal-england

Local Government Lawyer : 14th December
FOI should still apply when services are outsourced: Information Commissioner 
http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29414%3Afoi-should-still-apply-when-services-are-outsourced-information-commissioner&catid=59&Itemid=27

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