Libraries News Round-up: 3 February

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd February
Library cuts reflected in 30% drop in adult visitors over a decade
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/03/library-cuts-reflected-in-30-drop-in-adult-visitors-over-a-decade

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February
Library usage falls nearly 30% since 2005
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-usage-down-298-2005-480111

Times & Star : 3rd February
Cockermouth Library plans agreed
… existing library staff all leaving
http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/Cockermouth-Library-plans-agreed-7c6860b4-116a-4404-9806-b8100c2d045e-ds

Express & Star : 3rd February
Walsall | Petition to stop multi-million pound library closing
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2017/02/03/petition-to-stop-multi-million-pound-library-closing/

Plymouth Herald : 3rd February
Could Plymouth’s libraries be saved and handed over to the public?
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/could-plymouth-s-libraries-be-saved-and-handed-over-to-the-public/story-30109525-detail/story.html

Plymouth Herald : 2nd February
‘You’re making a terrible mistake’:Latest consultation on council library plans
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/you-re-making-a-terrible-mistake-first-consultation-on-council-library-plans/story-30107928-detail/story.html

Birmingham Mail : 2nd February
Walsall | Labour council axes NINE libraries and blames social care funding pressure
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/labour-council-axes-nine-libraries-12544445

Bury Times : 2nd February
Public consultation opens on Bury Council’s libraries plan
http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15067278.Public_consultation_opens_on_Bury_Council_s_libraries_plan/

Yorkshire Evening Post : 2nd February
Leeds | Mum’s support for libraries
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/mum-s-support-for-libraries-1-8368764

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