Libraries News Round-up: 8 March

Huddersfield Examiner :  7 March
As more libraries in Kirklees face the axe, what can communities do?
Volunteer-run ‘library’, open just four hours a week in a church hall. Call for customers to use the facility.
Please take a moment to watch the video.
Lancashire Telegraph : 7 March
Lancashire Post : 7 March
Anger as removal van arrives at closed down library – on World Book Day
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Fife Today : 8 March
Library savour group press on despite concerns
Gazette & Herald : 8 March
North Yorkshire | Work underway to create community library in Norton
Volunteers needed to help in the library and to help with cleaning, painting and general maintenance
Bournemouth Echo : 8 March
Bournemouth and Poole could create joint tourism and library services to save £1m
Blackpool Gazette : 8 March
How reluctant readers can discover the joy of books
Essential role played by library staff and need for good access to libraries highlighted
Hereford Times : 8 March
Kington Library ‘vulnerable’ due to no permanent staff, says town councillor
Local Guardian : 8 March
Last chance for Battersea residents to have say on Northcote library and community hall
Liverpool Echo : 8 March
5 things we learnt from “the most distasteful council meeting in memory”
The Mayor’s  proposals could also see four of the city’s libraries close down in two years as the council looks to find £1.6m in the year 2018/19, something which prompted protests from library campaigners outside the meeting.  But the Mayor said tonight it his “not his intention to close any libraries” and said a new taskforce will explore all options of how to make the savings.
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