Libraries News Round-up: 6 March

Blackpool Gazette : 6 March
Lancashire | Hopes high as library rescue plans discussed at County Hall
Bids received from groups to run two libraries
Jesmond Local : 6 March
Tyne & Wear | Jesmond Library to receive £50,000 grant for major revamp
The project will renovate the upper room, which used to serve as the librarian’s office but is currently unused (as the library is now run by volunteers),  and will create a new space for community use. 
 
Mix96 Radio : 6 March
Tourist info & library services to merge in Wycombe district
Plymouth Herald : 6 March
‘Read-in’ library protest shows strength of feeling, says organiser
includes video
Plymouth Herald : 6 March
Libraries gave us power – but do we care enough to save them?
Grimsby Telegraph : 6 March
Express and Star : 6 March
New cinema, civic centre and food quarter planned in Cannock masterplan
Council bosses want to develop a new ‘civic quarter’ on the Beecroft Road car park which would also accommodate Cannock Library.  
Brighouse Echo : 6 March
Calderdale | Inside the Council: Scott Benton (Leader, Conservative Group)
‘A reduction in spending on our libraries will inevitably undermine the service as the model pursued by Lib/Lab has been shown to lead to reductions in other local authorities over recent years. This may mean that some libraries will close.’
Guide & Gazette : 6 March
Angus Council | Carnoustie Library closes today
Extensive refit and refurbishment with co-location of council services
The Northern Echo : 6 March
Darlington library plans to go back before councillors on Tuesday ahead of a final vote
Local Guardian : 6 March
Hundreds of thousands of pounds to be cut from Surrey County Council’s libraries budget
The Bookseller : 6 March
Kaufman’s wisdom on libraries
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