Libraries News Round-up: 21 February 2018


BBC News: 21 February
Cuts to Welsh libraries see paid staff fall by 20%
BBC News: 21 February
Libraries without staff are ‘just a room full of books’

Express & Star: 21 February

Walsall library revamp to cost an extra £250k
Issues with the roof identified, adding to the cost.
The work will see Central Library redesigned incorporating the local history centre and archive, a cafe, and computer lounge.
Wellington Weekly News: 21 February
Somerset | Fears for library prompt protest
The fight has begun to save Wiveliscombe Library from closure
“Closing public services in rural areas just when we need them most will result in more pressure on over-stretched and underfunded volunteers. This simply cannot be sustained.”
Wellington Weekly News: 21 February
Somerset | Hundreds give view on library
More than 1,500 have responded to the consultation on Wellington Library service
Eagle Radio: 21 February
No more newspapers at Surrey Libraries!
Reading Chronicle: 21 February
Reading Borough Council hopes to save more than £200,000 by reducing library opening hours
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