Libraries News Round-up: 22nd October 2013

Inside Croydon : 22nd October
Laing exit library business after taking over in Croydon
http://insidecroydon.com/2013/10/22/laing-exit-library-business-after-taking-over-in-croydon/

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 22nd October
JLIS bought out by Carillion
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/jlis-bought-out-by-carillion.html

Southend Standard : 22nd October
Video: Residents urged to stump up cash to save Leigh library
Opposition councillors Ron Woodley and Stephen Aylen called on the town  council to raise its own council tax precept to keep the iconic building open, so the borough council can fund Kent Elms library instead.
http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/10751908.Video__Residents_urged_to_stump_up_cash_to_save_Leigh_library/

Wales Online : 22nd October
Proposed cuts in Rhondda Cynon Taf move a step forward after councillors give them the go-ahead http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/proposed-cuts-rhondda-cynon-taf-6219727?tabPane=Comments

The Star : 22nd October
Letter | Council should do some creative thinking
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/council-should-do-some-creative-thinking-1-6170197

Plymouth Herald : 22nd October
Devon | Almost 70 mobile library stops could be scrapped in bid to cut budget
http://m.plymouthherald.co.uk/articles/news/article/19968924

Exmouth Journal : 20th October
Devon | New library plans to be unveiled
Topsham residents will be given the first chance next week to find out  how the town’s library could be transformed into a charity-led community hub.
http://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/new_library_plans_to_be_unveiled_1_2903820

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