Libraries News Round-up: 8 August

The Guardian: 8 August
Save your local! Should volunteers help keep our public libraries open?
Lancashire: Date set for library re-opening
https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2349346/date-set-for-library-re-opening/
Nine libraries to re-open are Barrowford, Bolton-le-Sands, Burnley Campus, Freckleton, Fulwood, Lostock Hall, Oswaldtwistle, Silverdale and Whalley.

Independent community-run libraries are being established at Crawshawbooth, Penwortham (in the former young people’s centre), Pike Hill and Trawden.
The Council approved an additional £1.654 million to the 2017/18 revenue budget in order to meet the running costs of re-opening closed libraries.
The Comet: 8 August
Central Bedfordshire libraries to get longer opening hours
Libraries in Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton, Stotfold and Shefford will have longer overall opening hours from the start of October.
Gloucestershire Live: 8 August
Library could move in to town hall
Stroud News and Journal: 8 August
Gloucestershire | Councillors agree to move forward with plans which could see Stonehouse library move into the town hall
Bury Times: 8 August
Friends of Tottington Library in novel attempt to get more volunteers on board
Councillors perform a rap to entice more volunteers – A must see
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