Libraries News Round-up: 29 June

The Bookseller: 28 June
Concerns over Forest Hill Library plans to rent desk space
Comments from library campaigners, including Dawn Finch, Alan Wylie and Laura Swaffield
Lancashire Telegraph: 28 June
The Veterans Association group, who saved the Pike Hill Library in Burnley from closure is calling on volunteers to help out
The library will be run by volunteers three days a week (times are not known as yet) as well as individual and group sessions for the charity.
Bury Times: 28 June
Bury Council cabinet committee confirms closure of 10 libraries
Manchester Evening News: 29 June
Ten libraries in Bury are set to close
Wales Online: 29 June
New town library gets opening date despite being labelled a ‘farce’
Petition did not stop relocation of the library
Co-operative News: 29 June
Lincolnshire Co-operative: supporting local libraries by building community hubs
Northumberland Gazette: 29 June
Uncertainty over future a factor as Playhouse funding bid falls short
Proposals to use the venue as a community hub, retaining the auditorium, but also using the building to house the library and other council services, such as tourist information, were first put forward more than two years ago.  Missing out on the Arts Council funding has put the project in jeopardy.
Libraries Taskforce: 29 June
Blog | Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation Fund: Plymouth Libraries – the story so far… 
Grimsby Telegraph: 29 June
Boutique offering ‘high quality’ fashion for affordable prices’ opens in the East Marsh
Boutique opens in a library offering individual business units alongside a cafe.  The Your Community Hub Community Interest Group took over operation of the Library, alongside the Care4all team, from NE Lincolnshire. 
Tavistock Times Gazette: 29 June
Future of Tavistock Scrapstore hanging in the balance
Tavistock Scrapstore is a charity, based at Tavistock Library, has been suffering a deficit of £20 each week which has been building up over its first year.
Libraries Unlimited has reduced their rent, but the future is uncertain.
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