Round up

THE GUARDIAN : 20th February

In a country like Britain, obsessed with the now, libraries are a political battleground



This Is Local London : 20th February

Barnet’s Labour councillors put forward motion to halt library cuts



Bromsgrove Standard : 20th February

Worcestershire | ‘Taking on volunteers whilst axing 1,500 staff is immoral’ claims councillor



Bitterne Park Info : 20th February

‘We have to fight fiercely for libraries’ says Chris Packham


Audio : Chris Packham talks about Libraries (iPlayer)



Thurrock Gazette : 20th February

GUEST COLUMNIST: Russell Brand: Libraries are the lifeblood of Thurrock



Liverpool Echo : 20th February

Wirral library cuts campaign group set for further action after occupation of Seacombe Library



Burton Mail : 20th February

Staffordshire | No volunteers come forward to run Barton under Needwood Library as decision is reached on 6 others



Brent & Kilburn Times : 20th February

Lib Dem candidate for Brent North pledges to donate half of his MP salary to community libraries

PRIVATE EYE | Library News

SCL ‘internships’ (p.29)

Issue No. 1386 – Now in newsagents


THE BOOKSELLER : 18th February

Over half Staffs libraries to be volunteer-run

Alan Gibbons quoted



Coventry Telegraph : 18th February

Every Coventry library to remain open for another year



Hertfordshire Mercury : 18th February

Bestselling author Ken Follett speaks of need to protect libraries



Hull Daily Mail : 18th February

Volunteers launch Victoria Dock community library service in Hull

“We hope this will be a valuable service to readers who find it difficult to travel to local libraries.”

Open for 1hr a week & volunteers to manage collections




Shropshire Star : 18th February

Church Stretton traders join campaign against library move




The Socialist : 18th February

Labour council to deal ‘savage blow’ to Coventry



Eastwood Advertiser : 18th February

PHONEBOX library, Nottinghamshire

“This new approach complements the council’s long term modernisation strategy”



Batley News : 18th February

Kirklees budget 2015: Conservative proposals

Includes proposals for Library Service



Market Rasen Mail : 18th February

Letter | Libraries – We made the right decision



Stoke Sentinel : 18th February

Staffordshire council leaders approve libraries plan


Staffordshire Newsletter : 18th February

Penkridge Library campaigners win their battle to keep council-run service


A Little Bit of Stone : 18th February

Staffordshire | Stone library will still be managed by county council



Bitterne Park Info : 16th February

Southampton | Vital public meeting – Monday 23rd Feb – for future of Cobbett Road Library