Libraries News Round-up: 20 April 2018


Huffington Post: 20 April
Northamptonshire | The Libraries Minister’s Local Libraries Could Close. Residents Are Furious – And They’re Suing https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/libraries-minister-s-local-libraries-could-close_uk_5ad61fc4e4b077c89ced29a0
Bristol Live: 20 April
Fears Government-funded report into library cuts will be ‘buried’ by Bristol City Council
BBC News: 20 April
NI | ‘Library cuts to hit benefit claimants’
Belfast Telegraph: 20 April
Library cuts set to hit ‘most vulnerable’ in Northern Ireland
Champion News: 20 April
Sefton | Anger as library is halved in size to make way for gym
Mix 96: 20 April
Buckinghamshire | Mobile library service could be scrapped today
The Lincolnite: 20 April
Three Lincoln libraries will remain open despite operator shutting down
Brixton Buzz: 20 April
Lambeth Democracy campaign launches on 23rd April demanding a ‘democratic reform of Lambeth Council’
The discussion will focus on issues including turning popular libraries into unwanted privately-run ‘book-ish gyms.
The Bookseller: 20 April
Getting the reading fix
“The UK literacy crisis costs the economy £2.5bn a year. Our young people have the worst literacy skills in the developed world”
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