Libraries News Round-up: 30 December 2016

BBC News : 30th December
Six former libraries up for sale in Lancashire 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-38468930

Lancashire Evening Post : 30th December
Lancashire County Council is selling more libraries off 
http://www.lep.co.uk/news/lancashire-county-council-is-selling-more-libraries-off-1-8311412

DAILY MIRROR : 30th December
Cash-strapped councils are spending as little as 5p per person on library books 
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cash-strapped-councils-spending-just-9535435

aol.co.uk : 30th December
Library books expenditure by councils falls to as little as 5p per person
https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2016/12/29/library-books-expenditure-by-councils-falls-to-as-little-as-5p-p/

Warrington Guardian : 30th December 
‘I find it incredulous’ – executive board member responsible for libraries slams MP
http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14994996._I_find_it_incredulous______executive_board_member_responsible_for_libraries_slams_MP/

Skegness Standard : 30th December
Lincolnshire New library set to open in Wainfleet 
GLL “delighted”
http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/new-library-set-to-open-in-wainfleet-1-7752605

Penarth Times : 30th December 
Recently established community library has £7000 annual budget for new books
Dinas Powys Library
http://www.penarthtimes.co.uk/news/14994675.Recently_established_community_library_has___7000_annual_budget_for_new_books/

Yorkshire Evening Post : 29th December
‘Perfect storm’ for Leeds libraries as visitor numbers plummet 
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/perfect-storm-for-leeds-libraries-as-visitor-numbers-plummet-1-8308467

Libraries Taskforce : 23rd December 
Libraries Deliver: Ambition sector forums – more information on the workshops
https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/12/23/libraries-deliver-ambition-sector-forums-more-information-on-the-workshops/

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