Shields Gazette: 10 May
Council chiefs look for community take over of libraries as part of planned service shake-up
http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/council-chiefs-look-for-community-take-over-of-libraries-as-part-of-planned-service-shake-up-1-8535671

Chronicle Live: 10 May
Four libraries in South Tyneside at risk of closure as budget cuts continue to bite
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/four-libraries-south-tyneside-risk-13015290

Blackpool Gazette: 10th May
Joy as Ansdell Library stays open
‘Ansdell Library is to remain open – and now campaigners across Fylde are waiting to hear about the fate of other branches which have closed.’
http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/joy-as-library-stays-open-1-8536299

Warrington Guardian: 10 May
Libraries and leisure services to team up in plans for Great Sankey hub
http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15276384.Libraries_and_leisure_services_to_team_up_in_plans_for_Great_Sankey_hub/

Accrington Observer: 10 May
New community library opens in Clayton-le-Moors
Social Enterprise opens volunteer-run library to replace lost public library.
800 books and a few PCs
http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/news/new-community-library-opens-clayton-13015968

Image taken at event with storyteller John Kirk, at Wibsley Library in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Image taken at event with storyteller John Kirk, at Wibsley Library in Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Libraries News Round-up: 19 December 2017

The Bookseller: 19 December Library book spend falls £45m in 10 years https://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-book-spend-plummets-695991 Cambrian News: 19 December Ceredigion | Volunteers to take over library after U-turn http://www.machynlleth-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=118175 Dunbarton Reporter: 19…

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