Libraries News Round-up: 19 November 2016

St Albans Review : 19 November
Hertfordshire | Library celebrates volunteering award
Celebrating one year of ‘volunteer-run Chorleywood library “working innovatively” i.e. staffless
Herald Scotland : 19 November
As the UK’s oldest subscription library reaches a milestone, what is the future for its founding principles?
“Though the Scottish Government sees libraries as a priority, and has awarded £2.3 million in funding since it launched its libraries strategy last year, cuts in local authority budgets mean services are under pressure. The situation is worse in England; but, even here, 25 libraries have shut since 2010, with more closures planned. Staffing levels and opening hours have also been reduced.”
The Times : 19 November
Dublin | Bid to block staff-free opening for libraries 
Full article behind paywall
Craven Herald : 19 November
Bradford | Renewed campaign for townspeople to take over Silsden library
Yorkshire Post : 19 November
Yorkshire community pub saved from closure by regulars in line for CAMRA award
“A pub rescued through a community buyout and which now offers facilities including a library and shop, is in the running to win a prestigious award.”
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