Libraries News Round-up: 2 December 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd December
The ‘atomised’ council is here to stay: stripped back to the most basic services
Several ‘libraries’ references
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/02/atomised-council-stripped-basics-services-future-local-government

Swindon Borough Council : 1st December
Swindon Borough Council publishes draft 2016-17 budget
Swindon is considering a reduction in council spend on its library service of  “at least £1.5m, or 75%, by 2020″.
http://www.swindonnews.org.uk/swindon-borough-council-publishes-draft-2016-17-budget/

East London Lines : 2nd December
Proposed cuts to Lewisham libraries slammed as ‘short-sighted’
Lewisham Council has acknowledged that the issue of declining book borrowing is a bigger problem in the community libraries than in the council-managed libraries, but …
http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2015/12/proposed-cuts-to-lewisham-libraries-slammed-as-short-sighted/

Express & Star : 2nd December
Walsall Council cuts: Volunteers invited to form DIY libraries
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/12/02/walsall-council-cuts-volunteers-invited-to-form-diy-libraries/

Get Reading : 2nd December
Mum urges council to leave Southcote Library alone
http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/mum-urges-council-leave-southcote-10533275

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