Libraries news round-up: 26 July 2018

North Devon Gazette: 26 July
Barnstaple Library provider defends claims service is ‘at breaking point’
Read the claims made by an ex-staff member in an open letter reproduced here in full.

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 26 July
Legal battle to overturn Northamptonshire library closures begins

Newbury Today: 26 July
West Berkshire | Library closed through cuts set for new lease of life

Coventry Live: 26 July
New chapter for Earlsdon Library after closure threat
The library will now be managed by the Earlsdon Carnegie Community Library group after the last board scrapped the council’s deal.

Romford Recorder: 26 July
Public toilets, street lights and libraries facing the axe amid Havering Council budget cuts
The council is proposing a Community Hub model, where services such as libraries, children centres, housing offices, and the public advice and service centre could all operate from one building.

Blackpool Gazette: 26 July
Lancashire | Library axe protest group vows to battle on

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