Library News Round-up: 24 June 2015

Liverpool Echo : 24th June
St Helens council plans for £23m cuts to services in next two years 

This could mark the end of the road for some or all council-run libraries across the borough, with the chief executive suggesting other providers may have to step in.  Councils are obliged to ensure there is library provision available, but not to run libraries themselves.
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/st-helens-council-plans-23m-9521537

Swindon Advertiser : 23rd June
Council hires new staff to ease pressure on library
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/13348920.Council_hires_new_staff_to_ease_pressure_on_library/ 

Bristol Post : 24th June
Stephen, aged 8, collects 450 names for petition to save lib under threat of closure
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Stephen-aged-8-collects-450-names-petition-save/story-26749547-detail/story.html 

Fife Today : 24th June
Communities to be consulted on Fife’s proposed library closures
http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/communities-to-be-consulted-on-fife-s-proposed-library-closures-1-3811088

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