Libraries News Round-up: 3 December 2016

PARLIAMENT | Written question 55871:  Swindon’s Library Service 
http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-12-01/55871/

PARLIAMENT | Written Question – 55452: Public Libraries

‘Read in’ staged to save Swindon’s libraries
http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2016-12-03/read-in-staged-to-save-swindons-libraries/

This Is Wiltshire : 3rd December
Swindon | We need to throw our weight behind a Trust for libraries, says MP 
http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/News/14942630.We_need_to_throw_our_weight_behind_a_Trust_for_libraries__says_MP/

This Is Wiltshire : 3rd December
Swindon | Park library campaigners to continue fight over reduction in staffed hours 
http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/News/14943653.Park_library_campaigners_to_continue_fight_over_reduction_in_staffed_hours/

Guardian Series : 3rd December
Council to consult public on closure of Walthamstow libraries after protests 
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/14943285.Council_to_consult_public_on_library_closures_after_backlash/

Sutton Coldfield Observer : 2nd December
Sutton Coldfield Library closure plans slammed as being ‘illegal’ and ‘false economy’ 

Can the council justify spending £400,000 a year on library books when only 1 in 16 of us use them? 
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/can-the-council-justify-spending-400-000-a-year-on-library-books-when-only-1-in-16-of-us-use-them/story-29952521-detail/story.html

Lancashire Evening Post : 1st December
Last chapter for a 50-year-old Lostock Hall Library
http://www.lep.co.uk/news/politics/last-chapter-for-a-50-year-old-lostock-hall-library-1-8267977

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