THE BOOKSELLER : 19th February
ACE to research libraries’ economic contribution
The Star : 19th February
Fate of Sheffield’s libraries sealed
Cabinet members gave plans to cut public funding and axe staff at 15 of its 28 libraries the go-ahead at Sheffield Town Hall today. A final protest call for a re-think after months of heated debates and petitions proved fruitless as city leaders gave budget proposals the green light.
Sheffield Telegraph : 19th February
Last-ditch bid to save Sheffield libraries big day arrives
“There have been 24,000 signatures so far against the council’s library proposals.”
PRIVATE EYE | Library News
Issue 1360 (p.28)
The Arts Council has a tiny budget to support libraries – inherited from the old Museums, Libraries and archives Council – but is using it to back a new, er “library-hack-maker space” created by social enterprise Common Futures in Colchester.
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ITV News : 18th February
Culture Secretary urged to save Lincolnshire’s libraries
The Lincolnite : 18th February
Library cuts ‘unlawful’ says former Lincolnshire council director
Running a library service for residents is a statutory requirement on county councils, and Lincolnshire County Council have already noted that the community-run libraries will be “non-statutory”.
Minster FM : 19th February
North Yorkshire | North Yorkshire Council Passes £21 A Year Tax Rise
Libraries – More would be owned and run by volunteers, if that doesn’t happen some could close.
Wales Online : 19th February
National Poet of Wales joins battle to keep libraries open
EADT24 : 19th February
Suffolk | Stradbroke: Village’s quirky idea to incorporate post office inside library