A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it. For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.
Staff are facing the axe in library service changes
Bury Council’s libraries service is offering voluntary redundancy to workers as four libraries are being reduced in size. http://www.
Tewkesbury Admag : 18th April
Have your say on future of Broadway Library
The parish council would become responsible for covering the costs of utility bills and cleaning, while a community group would be setup to run the library. If this approach is supported by villagers a number of volunteers would be needed to ensure the success of a community option.
Evesham Observer : 18th April
Broadway | Consultation to consider library’s future
To make the savings required, the county council has explored a range of options with a preferred idea being to set up a charitable community group to manage the library and therefore reduce running costs as a result.