Libraries and reading round up

Harrogate Advertiser : 2 April

Starbeck library officially launches as a volunteer-run service



Harrogate Advertiser: 3 April

Dedicated volunteers make Ripon library launch a success



Morning Star : 3 April

Lambeth | Protesters call on Council to reopen library



The Argus : 3 April

Campaigners anger as Sunday openings Hove Library are ditched



Get West London : 3 April

Planning approval given for contentious new North Kensington Library and Youth Centre



Barnet & Whetstone Press: 3 April

Barnet | Pupils’ exhibition on school fence in protest at library cuts



Borehamwood Times : 3 April

Barnet | Postcards line the Martin Primary School gates as children seek to save the East Finchley library



Borehamwood Times : 3 April

New opening hours launched for Barnet Libraries



Scunthorpe Telegraph : 3 April

North Lincolnshire | £163,000 plan to move library into community swimming pool building



Reading Chronicle : 3 April

Reading Borough Council has introduced a number of changes in a bid to save £290,000

The Bookseller : 21 March

Outrage as Library Service of the Year shortlistee slated for closure


Local Gov : 22 March

Winning libraries for innovation funding are revealed


Libraries Taskforce blog : 22 March

And the successful projects are….


Daventry Express : 22 March

Registration offices move to Daventry library



Bristol Post : 22 March

Campaigners take over closed Cheltenham Road Library to block £9m deal for luxury flats



Brixton blog : 22 March

Lambeth | Campaigners question council libraries decisions



Bury Times : 22 March

‘They feel abandoned’ – Fears for elderly and youth amid library closures



Echo News : 22 March

Basildon | Council asks public for views on latest plans for regeneration in Pitsea

‘The revamped site would also include a new Pitsea Library, subject to successful negotiations with Essex County Council, which runs the library.’

York Press : 14 March

Work under way to create community library
York Press : 14 March
Haxby library funding approved
Plymouth Herald : 14 March
Bury Times : 14 March
Concerns over library closures in Whitefield and Unsworth
Lancashire Post : 14 March
Council must review sale of Fulwood library

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