BBC News : 3rd April
Powys public libraries under threat in service review
Powys council has launched a review of its library services in a bid to save £350,000 from next April. Options include closing 11 of the county’s 17 public libraries.
THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd April
Major cuts proposed at BIA-winning Devon Libraries
SCL : 2nd April
Conversations with Communities: Devon’s Head of Libraries talks about the Council’s plans for public consultation
Ciara Eastell nails her colours to the mast, as President-Elect of the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL)
DAILY TELEGRAPH : 3rd April
Are prison libraries the solution to the ‘book ban’?
Laura Swaffield, the chair of The Library Campaign, thinks forcing prisoners to rely more heavily on libraries is a problem. “Library services are getting hacked off at the knees,” she says.
Spalding Guardian : 3rd April
Battle to save libraries goes to Cameron next Tuesday
Around 25,000 people have signed a petition opposing the planned cutbacks. The coach taking campaigners to the meeting will have pick-up points in Mablethorpe, Louth, Lincoln and The Deepings to enable people from across the county to travel to London to lobby MPs.
The Star : 3rd April
Derbyshire County Council trends after Nick Clegg’s ‘overstaffed’ remark