Libraries news round-up: 30 May 2018

The Midsomer Norton, Radstock & District Journal: 30 May
Midsomer Norton library and information service official opening
Officially opened on Monday 4th June

 

Eastbourne Herald: 30 May
Five of seven closed libraries could reopen as community projects

 

The Northern Echo: 30 May
Praise for North Yorkshire volunteers who came to the rescue
In the past two years 20 libraries have been turned into community ventures run by volunteers.
The council saved around £1.5m by handing over responsibility for many of the county’s smaller libraries to community groups.

 

Somerset County Gazette: 30 May
Cllr John Thorne’s concerns with Somerset County Council spending
“The council wants to save £500,000 from the libraries budget over three years, there are 34 libraries, so per year, it’s around £5,000 for each library.”

 

Border Telegraph: 30 May
Anger as Scottish Borders pupils replace school librarians

 

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