Eastbourne Herald: 27 June
East Sussex | Volunteers Network committed to getting Pevensey Bay Library open

 

 

Northampton Chronicle & Echo: 27 June
Library campaigners plead with Northamptonshire County Council to let group pay £1 peppercorn library rent

 

 

The Guardian: 27 June
English councils warn ‘worst is yet to come’ on cuts

‘It said councils faced having to make “truly unpalatable” cuts to key services such as social care, refuse disposal, libraries, Sure Start centres and roads maintenance while putting up council tax bills and introducing new charges.’

 

 

The Guardian: 17 June
Opinion | The Guardian view on books for all: libraries give us power
“Public libraries have been remorselessly attacked as public finances shrink. They have lost books, staff, opening hours and whole branches. More than 400 libraries and a further 140-plus mobile libraries have been closed.”

Worcester Observer: 17 June
School library help could be axed

East Lothian Courier: 17 June
Campaigners vow to fight on after Port Seton Library hours cut

North Somerset Times: 14 June
Town council to take on library?
Nailsea Town Council is considering taking over its library to protect the service from cutbacks. The cuts also affect Clevedon library which could move to smaller premises and Long Ashton, where services would be provided by a mobile library.

Midsomer Norton & Radstock Journal: 14 June
Bath & NE Somerset | Former library building on the market
Midsomer Norton Library now has a new space within the Council’s One Stop Shop

Denbighshire Free Press: 14 June
Town library soon to open new chapter

North Wales Chronicle: 14 June
Moelfre and Newborough libraries set to close but others on Anglesey saved

The Star: 14 June
Barnsley | District libraries to get investment as prestigious new town centre branch emerges

BBC News: 13 June
Scotland | Union concern over a plan to use pupils to run school libraries

Peeblesshire News: 13 June
Parents anger at their library used as misrepresented example

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Librarians around the UK were outraged to learn that the Society of Chief Librarians had signed them up to a deal with the Home Office.
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Barnet Times: 13 June
Councillors vote down Barnet libraries update

Daily Star: 13 June
The Great British sell-off: Parks, pools & libraries lost
A report titled “The Great British Sell Off” by communities charity Locality found fewer than half of councils have a plan for community ownership. The charity is calling for the Government to give £200million a year for five years to support a Community Ownership Fund.

The Gazette: 13 June
Is South Gloucestershire’s open access library scheme working?

Banbury Cake: 13 June
Oxfordshire | Charlbury library backed by volunteers is model for future

Daily Echo: 13 June
Hampshire | See pictures of Totton’ library’s new look
The refurbishment includes the installation of self-service kiosks and two meeting rooms. 

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 13 June
‘Major step forward’ in potential buyout of Desborough and Rothwell libraries

Derby Telegraph: 13 June
Ashbourne children’s clubs may be forced to close if library shake-up goes ahead

Leicestershire Live: 7 June
Rushey Mead library closure put on hold at 11th hour

The Mirror: 7 June
Tory austerity strips more than 3,000 computers with internet from libraries
Shadow Libraries Minister Kevin Brennan said: “Tory austerity is decimating digital services in libraries up and down the country.  This is in direct contravention of the Government’s own library targets and is particularly harmful at a time when the Government is increasingly demanding that vulnerable people apply for state support online.”

The Argus: 7 June
Decision made over Hove Library nursery plans

GOV.UK: 7 June
Government extends Public Lending Right scheme to ebook authors

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