Libraries News Round-up: 27 June

Bury Times: 27 June
Bury Council set to retain four libraries – Radcliffe, Bury, Ramsbottom and Prestwich – following review
All other libraries across Bury are set to close in August under the plans.
BBC News: 27 June
Old Doncaster Girls’ High School frontage plans for new library
Plan to create a hub with library, museum, art gallery, archives and school library service
Grimsby Telegraph: 27 June
North East Lincolnshire | Tea In The Park cafe at Grant Thorold Library officially opened
The Your Community Hub Community Interest Group took over operation of the Library, alongside the Care4all team who are based there, in order to develop a brand new community hub, equipped with a new cafe, function room, children’s play area and small independent business units
BBC News: 27 June

Arts funding: Major English venues cut, with more money for the regions
Libraries and museums included for the first time
St Helens Star: 27 June
Heart of Glass and St Helens Libraries receive Arts Council England national portfolio funding boost
SCL press release: 27 June
SCL Named Arts Council Sector Support Organisation for Libraries
Arts Professional: 27 June
Arts funding: 183 new NPOs as largest organisations take 3% cut
The number of National Portfolio Organisations will increase to 831, as museums, libraries and new ‘Sector Support Organisations’ join Arts Council England’s portfolio.
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