Round up

Bath Chronicle : 15 February

Bath and North East Somerset Council WILL consult over Bath Central Library move


Blackpool Gazette : 16 February

Library jobs under threat to save cash



Litchfield Live : 16 February
Councillor insists Litchfield library petition was based on “scare campaign of misinformation”



Spenborough Guardian : 16 February

Kirklees | LETTER: Libraries are vital and need to be protected

Coventry Telegraph : 16 February

Coventry libraries to stay open another year as £2.4m council cuts announced


Liverpool Echo : 16 February

Budget 2017: 300 jobs to go, 5% council tax rise and libraries under threat

Promise that libraries are ‘safe’ for a year but task group to be set up to look at how to keep libraries running, working with the voluntary sector and others.

“But it is likely that around four libraries will close in 2019.”


Warrington Guardian : 16 February

Letter | Trust is lost

“What we need is a proper coherent strategy for that library service.”

“Libraries are under such budget pressures because LiveWire has unashamedly milked them in order to cover its commercial losses.”


Exeter Express and Echo : 17 February

Date set for sneak preview of new East Devon library

Replaces library in Old Town Hall


The Northern Echo : 17 February

North Yorkshire | Town’s cash gift to help library rescue group

Town and parish council donate funds to volunteer-run library group


The Big Issue : 17 February

This man is saving London’s ailing library from closure

Feature on social enterprise, Eco Communities, who run libraries in Lewisham



North Somerset Times : 17 February

Nailsea library and college could be sold if services move to Scotch Horn

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