Libraries News Round-up: 4 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 4th February
‘A new low’: librarians warn councils against closing services
After Swindon announces plans to hand over running of 14 of its 15 library services to volunteers or close them, professionals warn of dire consequences
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/04/librarians-warn-councils-against-closing-services-swindon-united-kingdom

Swindon Advertiser : 4th February
Campaigner fears for future of town’s libraries
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14253585._There_must_be_a_Plan_B_over_any_library_closures_/

Swindon Advertiser : 3rd February
Nearly all libraries will be run by volunteers in 2020
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14248412.Swindon_library_service_next_in_line_for_cuts/?action=success#comment_15331634

Rye & Battle Observer : 4th February
East Sussex Cuts to library hours looming on the horizon
http://www.ryeandbattleobserver.co.uk/news/local/cuts-to-library-hours-looming-on-the-horizon-1-7193020

Wales Online : 4th February
Bus routes saved and NO single-staffed libraries in RCT as latest cuts not as bad as feared
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/no-single-staffed-libraries-no-10839874

Telegraph & Argus : 3rd February
Bradford | Why the hands of our libraries could lie with our communities
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/news_behind/14249269.Why_the_hands_of_our_libraries_could_lie_with_our_communities/

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