Libraries News Round-up: 23 February

The Guardian : 22 February
Letter | Cuts that squeeze the life out of Liverpool
Government extends PLR to e-books and e-audiobooks

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-expands-plr-e-book-authors-493831

Plymouth Herald : 23 February
Library closures: council bosses answer your questions
Plans to close ten and improve remaining seven with fewer staff. Mention of ‘pop up’ libraries

Council bosses determined to ‘preserve and enhance’ library services despite austerity measures
Bolton News : 23 February
Bury | Hundreds sign petition to save Radcliffe Library from closure
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15112142.Hundreds_sign_petition_to_save_library_from_closure/

Essex Live : 23 February

Essex County Council asks residents for suggestions on how to make the most of Writtle Library
Includes call for volunteers to ‘  spend their time welcoming and supporting customers, dealing with stock and opening and closing the building.’
Protests as Leicester City Council votes to increase council tax and cut services
Unison said reserves and borrowing should be used to avert further cuts and protect services such as libraries and children’s centres which are under threat.
25 million books are missing from UK libraries – but who’s counting?
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/23/25-million-books-missing-from-uk-libraries-national-audit

Ham & High : 23 February

‘Barmy’ Barnet libraries policy: Children set for World Book Day protest dressed as 1984 charactershttp://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/barmy_barnet_libraries_policy_children_set_for_world_book_day_protest_dressed_as_1984_characters_1_4903892

The Northern Echo : 23 February

Campaigners submit formal complaint to Darlington’s council over Crown Street Library error
Burnham-on-Sea library praised on BBC Radio 2 for its service
Listen to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08f435l from 1:22:50 (not 1 min 22 secs in as stated in article)
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