Libraries News Round-up: 22 February

The Guardian : 22 February
To survive the cuts, libraries must put themselves at the heart of communities
Written by Cllr Ian Stephens who chairs the Local Government Association’s culture, tourism and sport board
Pupils send 600 letters to council opposing library closure
Old library to become town arts centre Plans for a ‘small library service’ to open in Young People’s Centre.
 will not close, says council “Unfortunately, after expressing an initial interest, Redbrook Hayes Community Primary School didn’t feel able to take on the day-to-day running of the library, but 17 people have said they are willing to volunteer at Brereton and that will make a huge contribution. “The library will remain supported by the county council and we will continue to work towards it becoming a fully-fledged community library in due course.”
http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/brereton-library-will-not-close-says-council/story-30155558-detail/story.html
The Northern Echo : 22 February
Hold Darlington’s council to account over library blunder, urge campaigners
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15108489.display/
Image by Samantha Galbraith (@sgalbraith47) used with permission. Contact the artist at sgalbraith47@yahoo.co.uk for orders or inquiries.

Image by Samantha Galbraith (@sgalbraith47) used with permission.
Contact the artist at sgalbraith47@yahoo.co.uk for orders or inquiries.

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