Libraries News Round-up: 26 January

THE ECONOMIST : 26th January
Britain’s local councils face financial crisis
Amid a painful fiscal squeeze, some authorities may soon be unable to meet their statutory obligations.
http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21715673-amid-painful-fiscal-squeeze-some-authorities-may-soon-be-unable-meet-their-statutory

Bloomberg Technology : 26th January
German Media Giant Betting on Ink and Paper as E-Books Falter
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-26/german-media-giant-betting-on-ink-and-paper-as-e-books-falter

Sunderland Echo : 26th January
Letter | Anger over City library services
“… due to the incompetence of Sunderland Council, I find that my days of visiting the library once a week to choose books for myself and my wife are coming to a close.”
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/your-say/anger-over-city-library-services-1-8355198

Bury Times : 26 January
Final chapter for 11 of Bury’s 14 libraries?
http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15047292.Final_chapter_for_11_of_Bury_s_14_libraries_/

Exeter Express & Echo : 26th January
Devon Bampton Library ready to relocate into new premises this Spring
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/bampton-library-ready-to-relocate-into-new-premises-this-spring/story-30088961-detail/story.html

Plymouth Herald : 25th January
More than 130,000 people visited ‘under-used’ Plymouth libraries last year
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/more-than-130-000-people-visited-under-used-plymouth-libraries-last-year/story-30085559-detail/story.html

The Herald : 25th January
Libraries matter to Irvine Welsh
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15043907.Libraries_matter_to_Irvine_Welsh/?ref=twtrec

Image taken at event with storyteller John Kirk, at Wibsley Library in Bradford, West Yorkshire

Image taken at event with storyteller John Kirk, at Wibsley Library in Bradford, West Yorkshire

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