Libraries News Round-up: 9 December 2016

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Issue No. 1433
Library News (p.33) | Warrington

BIG ISSUE : 9th December
Big Issue columnist Damian Barr helps to save Newarthill library
http://www.bigissue.com/the-mix/news/7194/big-issue-columnist-damian-barr-helps-to-save-newarthill-library

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th December
An open letter to Swindon Council
http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/open-letter-swindon-council-446346

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th December 
Swindon Council approves controversial plans to axe 10 libraries 
Plans to close 10 out of Swindon’s 15 libraries have been approved by the council’s cabinet.
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/swindons-plans-cut-ten-libraries-approved-council-446301

Sutton Coldfield Observer : 9th December
Protestors battling to save Sutton Coldfield Library to lead march (tomorrow) from Aldi through town centre
http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/protestors-battling-to-save-sutton-coldfield-library-to-lead-march-from-aldi-through-town-centre/story-29970993-detail/story.html

Swindon Advertiser : 9th December
We have won Parliamentary support for Library Trust, says MP
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14956826.We_have_won_Parliamentary_support_for_Library_Trust__says_MP/

Derby Telegraph : 9th December 
Online petition launched in bid to save Derby’s Central Library

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/online-petition-launched-in-bid-to-save-derby-s-central-library/story-29970851-detail/story.htmlWest Bridgford Wire : 9th December
Plans to create a new library in Nottingham will go ahead
http://westbridgfordwire.com/plans-create-new-library-nottingham-will-go-ahead/

Rossendale Free Press : 9th December
Lancashire | Joy as library and community centre SAVED from the axe
http://www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk/news/joy-library-community-centre-saved-12296869

Chronicle Live : 9th December

Government’s £4million library handout dismissed as ‘too little, too late’
Libraries took a brutal £25m hit in the year to March, leading many to dismiss the Government’s “paltry” handout
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/governments-4million-library-handout-dismissed-12295441

Libraries Taskforce : 8th December

Blog: ‘Changing Times, changing roles’ – by Leon Bolton
https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/12/08/changing-times-changing-roles/

Lancashire County Council : 8th December
Proposals agreed to support independent libraries and transfer buildings to communities
http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/news/details/?Id=PR16/0488

Lancashire Telegraph : 8th December
New chapter for axed Trawden Library thanks to community focus
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/14955278.New_chapter_for_axed_Trawden_Library_thanks_to_community_focus/

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