Round up

Public Libraries News : 6th December

Editorial | Vlogging and library data


Falkirk Herald : 6th December

Call to save Falkirk libraries before it’s too late

Cuts to Libraries “would amount to 29 per cent of the overall cuts”.


Local Guardian : 7th December

Croydon libraries facing closure due to budget cuts


Fife Today : 7th December

D-Day for Fife libraries’ future


Fife Today : 7th December

Campaigners hold “read in” in Pittenweem as library decision looms


Walsall Advertiser : 5th December

Closures of Walsall libraries go to public consultation


Derby Telegraph : 5th December

Planned budget cuts will create ‘Scrooge city’ says councillor

Chellaston Library could be closed


TELEGRAPH Travel : 5th December

Last-ditch attempt to save Birmingham Central Library

Brutalist building could be turned into an art gallery, hotel – or even a museum of Midlands heavy metal, campaigners say


Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 4th December

Save Lincs Libraries gets “holding” reply from DCMS


Brixton Buzz : 4th December

Lambeth Council possibly heading to High Court again as library campaigners bring case against BONKERS book-ish gyms


Brixton Buzz : 4th December

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell launches Lambeth Momentum movement …


Get Hampshire : 3rd December

Youngster’s plot to save Yateley library to protect children’s ‘right to read’


Motherwell Times : 3rd December

North Lanarkshire | Fewer books on the shelves in our libraries


Cambridge News : 3rd December

Mobile Libraries are handed a reprieve


Brixton Blog : 3rd December

VIDEO | Users of Lambeth libraries & people campaigning to keep the borough’s libraries open speak out


Swindon Advertiser : 3rd December

Threat to libraries as more cuts loom in Swindon


Brixton Blog : 3rd December

New Lambeth library consultation complaint


Evesham Journal : 3rd December

Worcestershire | Bromsgrove mum voices concerns over cost of parking at new library site


“We live in difficult financial times. My family cannot spare cash every time we need to change our library books.”


Fife Today : 3rd December

Robinson Crusoe could save our library! 

Lundin Links library could be saved from closure by partly transforming it into a Robinson Crusoe heritage museum.


THE GUARDIAN : 2nd December

The “atomised” council is here to stay: stripped back to the most basic services

Several ‘libraries’ references


Swindon Borough Council : 1st December

Swindon Borough Council publishes draft 2016-17 budget

Swindon is considering a reduction in council spend on its library service of  “at least £1.5m, or 75%, by 2020″.


East London Lines : 2nd December

Proposed cuts to Lewisham libraries slammed as “short-sighted”

Lewisham Council has acknowledged that the issue of declining book borrowing is a bigger problem in the community libraries than in the council-managed libraries, but …


Express & Star : 2nd December

Walsall Council cuts: Volunteers invited to form DIY libraries


Get Reading : 2nd December

Mum urges council to leave Southcote Library alone


THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December

Barnet | Campaigners raise thousands to challenge library cuts


Droitwich Advertiser : 1st December

We need to shed another £475,000 from libraries across Worcestershire, say council chiefs


Lincolnshire Echo : 1st December

Lincolnshire libraries contract won by bidder previously ‘ignored’ by council


Grantham Journal : 1st December

Council says Lincolnshire libraries take-over is a ‘win-win situation’


The Lincolnite : 1st December

Last 15 Lincolnshire libraries to be outsourced


Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 1st December

Let’s start rebuilding the library service in Lincolnshire


Lincolnshire Echo : 1st December

Decision-makers set to announce who will run Lincolnshire’s library service


Sutton Guardian : 1st December

Renewed call for residents to have their say on Sutton’s looming £1m library cuts


Herald Scotland : 1st December

It is time ministers stood with councils to protect communities from austerity cuts


The Courier : 1st December

Councillor disappointed in wake of consultation over Fife libraries


Cornish Guardian : 1st December

Have your say on the future of St Austell services

Libraries described as a ‘non-statutory’ responsibility


Croydon Advertiser : 30th November

‘Possibility’ all Croydon libraries could close ‘apart from statutory ones’ says culture chief

Only central library to be retained?


HoldtheFrontPage : 30th November

Lancashire | Sister weeklies unite to save libraries threatened with axe


Speaking the Mind : 30th November

To Cut Lancashire’s Libraries will Crush Communities


Times Series : 30th November

Thousands raised by Barnet campaigners to challenge library cuts


Hinckley Times : 30th November

Leicestershire | Spring handover booked in for Market Bosworth Library plan


South Wales Evening Post : 28th November

Neath Port Talbot | Appeal for help over Skewen library closure plans


Spalding Today : 28th November

Lincolnshire | Letter – Rural areas treated poorly (UKIP)




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