Libraries News Round-up: 31 January

BBC News : 31st January
Walsall Council cuts: 281 jobs and nine libraries to go
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38810239

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January
Fresh fears for libraries as councils face £5.8bn funding gap
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/58bn-funding-gap-threatens-libraries-478191

DCMS
Taking Part 2016/17 Quarter 2
England, October 2015 – Sept 2016

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/586932/Taking_Part_2016-17_Q2_Report.pdf

Bath Chronicle : 31st January
Protesters to gather oustide Bath Guildhall and Moorland Road Library
Two protests organised this week as library users fight the planned cuts….
http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/library-protesters-to-gather-oustide-bath-guildhall-and-moorland-road-library/story-30100471-detail/story.html

Times Series : 31st January
NW7 Hub presents vision to residents for Mill Hill library in partnership with Barnet Council
http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/15060365._They_know_and_love_Mill_Hill___Charity_presents_vision_for_rebooted_library/

Sutton Coldfield Observer : 31st January
Streetly Library in Sutton Coldfield saved as Walsall Council announces budget plans
http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/streetly-library-in-sutton-coldfield-saved-as-walsall-council-announces-budget-plans/story-30100843-detail/story.html

Yorks Coast Radio : 31st January
Volunteers To Run Some North Yorkshire Libraries
http://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/news/local-news/2212180/volunteers-to-run-some-north-yorkshire-libraries/

Plymouth Herald : 31st January
‘Library saved me from bullies and childhood illness’, says Plymouth councillor
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/library-saved-me-from-bullies-and-childhood-illness-says-plymouth-councillor/story-30099071-detail/story.html

Warrington Guardian : 30th January
Libraries are ‘in a better place’ after LiveWire consultation
http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15052849.Libraries_are__in_a_better_place__after_LiveWire_consultation/

Plymouth Herald : 30th January
Library debate descends into row about ‘leak of confidential papers’
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/library-debate-descends-into-row-about-leak-of-confidential-papers/story-30097616-detail/story.html

Warrington Guardian : 30th January
Libraries are ‘in a better place’ after LiveWire consultation
http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15052849.Libraries_are__in_a_better_place__after_LiveWire_consultation/

Huddersfield Examiner : 30th January
Kirklees libraries funding could be slashed by more than £1m
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/kirklees-libraries-funding-could-slashed-12523235

Exeter Express & Echo : 30th January
Devon New library set to open in former bank building in Ottery St Mary
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/new-library-set-to-open-in-former-bank-building-in-ottery-st-mary/story-30097329-detail!/story.html

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