Libraries News Round-up: 19 October 2017

The Guardian: 19 October
The UK no longer has a national public library system
by Laura Swaffield, Chair of The Library Campaign
Volunteer-run libraries don’t meet national standards. We don’t even know how many books are issued.
Bournemouth Echo: 19 October
Letter to the Editor: Leave our libraries alone
In response to plans put forward by Cllr Nick Rose
Swindon Advertiser: 19 October
Clock ticking for crowdfunding support for library
BBC News:  19 October
Northamptonshire | Consultation over Northamptonshire council plans to cut £9.6m
Western Telegraph: 19 October
Pembrokeshire | Neyland councillors go head-to-head on library move plans
Burton Mail: 19 October
Derbyshire | Residents given say on libraries and roads as council axes £51 million from its budget
Derby Telegraph: 19 October
Protesters brave bad weather to support Derby libraries
Unison message to public is ‘keep your libraries by not volunteering’
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