Round up

This Is Local London : 12th April
Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand

Get Hampshire : 12th April
Library staff jobs under threat in council bid to save money

Maidenhead Advertiser : 12th April
Royal Borough libraries to be part of e-book research

Galloway Gazette : 12th April
Council agree to increase library hours
Robust opposition from the library users of Wigtown and Whithorn have forced Dumfries and Galloway Council to shelve plans to cut costs by slashing the opening hours in both facilities.

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th April
346 staff cut from London libraries since 2011/12 

Lincolnshire Echo : 11th April
Sir Edward Leigh MP tells Lincolnshire CC to think again over closures

Lincolnshire Echo : 11th April
County council responds to Sir Edward Leigh’s criticism

Sleaford Standard : 11th April
Library campaigners take their fight to Westminster
Maurice Nauta quoted

Express & Echo : 11th April
Devon County Council plan analysis of £110m cuts hitting youth centres, libraries and care homes
The move comes after it emerged that South Molton could become a government case study to assess the effects of cuts to an average market town.

Daily Echo : 11th April
Hampshire libraries ‘unsustainable’ under £900,000 of cuts

Rochdale Online : 11th April
Scheme to encourage early library membership launched

Rosen warns new culture secretary on library ‘crisis’

Sheffield libraries could become wine bars 
The city council has revealed the names of the groups and companies that have expressed an interest in keeping open 16 branches that are threatened with closure.

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 10th April

Lincs Campaign – lobbying brief :

The Gazette : 10th April
Devon | Cash-strapped council prepares to slash libraries from 50 to 28 
“I’d lay down in the road, I wouldn’t let them do it.”

North Devon Journal : 10th April
Libraries face an uncertain future under proposals

North Devon Gazette : 9th April
Cliffhanger for North Devon’s libraries…?

Nottingham Post : 10th April
Anger over plans to move library into Mary Potter Centre
Debbie Fearn, 45, of Bulwell, who has cerebral palsy, was one of the protest organisers.  She has used the service for nearly three decades and is desperate to stop the library plans.

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