Libraries News Round-up: 3 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd May
Library use falling sharply, study shows
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/03/library-use-falling-sharply-study-shows

London Evening Standard : 3rd May
Stephen Fry defends ‘life-saving’ libraries as closures and mergers gather pace
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/stephen-fry-defends-lifesaving-libraries-as-closures-and-mergers-gather-pace-a3238516.html

Socialist Worker : 3rd May
Lambeth protesters won’t take Labour’s library sops
https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42683/Lambeth+protesters+wont+take+Labours+library+sops

Shepton Mallet Journal : 3rd May
Somerset | Shepton Mallet Library could move and go self service
http://www.sheptonmalletjournal.co.uk/Shepton-Mallet-Library-self-service/story-29219190-detail/story.html

Cornish Guardian : 2nd May
Cornwall’s libraries look set to stay open as talks continue about their future
http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Cornwall-s-libraries-look-set-stay-open-talks/story-29211487-detail/story.html

Inside Croydon : 2nd May
Crystal Palace campaigners reject library deal as a sop
https://insidecroydon.com/2016/05/02/crystal-palace-campaigners-reject-library-deal-as-a-sop/

Northern Echo : 2nd May
Darlington Plans to save Crown Street Library are progressing, say campaigners
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14466117.Plans_to_save_Crown_Street_Library_are_progressing__say_campaigners/

Swindon Advertiser : 30th April
Letter: Services treated poorly
“the value libraries have”
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/14466965.Letters__April_30__2016/

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