Express & Star: 10 August
Buying Saddlers Centre could have ‘saved Walsall libraries’
Libraries could have been saved if a £12.5 million shopping centre had been bought under the previous conservative administration, the authority’s Labour Leader has claimed.
https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/08/10/walsall-libraries-could-have-been-saved-if-saddlers-centre-was-bought-earlier-council-boss-claims-/

Prestwick & Whitefield Guide: 10 August
Bury | Reader’s letter: Whitefield Library provides far more than just books
Claims that library consultation was a sham
Weston & Somerset Mercury: 10 August
North Somerset | Worle library set to re-open after merger with children’s centre
Libraries and children’s centres across the district have merged as North Somerset Council seeks to save cash
North Somerset Times: 10 August
Protest is sparked as Somerset Council hints at library changes
The authority is looking at transferring the running of the services to community groups as it aims to save £12million in next year’s budget. It follows an attempt by the council to withdraw funding from 11 libraries in 2011 – a proposal which was scrapped after a judicial review.
Newshopper: 10 August
Bexley | Shortlist announced for new library designers in Thamesmead
Bedfordshire News: 10 August
Opening hours cut at Kempston and Putnoe libraries
Hours cut after public and councillors object to Open+ in these libraries.  Open+ will be installed in Wootton, Bromham and Bedford Central libraries
 
 
Bolton News: 10 August
Wigan | Atherton, Tyldesley, Golborne and Hindley libraries to open an extra day a week
 
East Anglian Daily Times: 10 August
Suffolk | Framlingham Library is in a ‘whirl’ over its recent successes
 
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Libraries News Round-up: 2nd December 2013

Harrogate News : 2nd December Arts Council awards £100,000 to put artists into county libraries http://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2013/12/02/arts-council-awards-100000-put-artists-county-libraries/ Spalding Guardian : 2nd December Library closures expected to be rubber stamped http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/library-closures-expected-to-be-rubber-stamped-1-5722539 THE…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th July 2013

Public Libraries News : 15th July Motion of no confidence in the libraries minister Ed Vaizey http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/07/motion-of-no-confidence-in-the-libraries-minister-ed-vaizey.html Question Everything : 16th July The first rule of politics: never believe anything…

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