Alan Gibbons Blog : 10th August
Stand up for Southend Libraries
Alan’s summary, with photographs
http://alangibbons.net/2013/08/stand-up-for-southend-libraries/

This Is Wiltshire : 10th August
Swindon | Shop is a lifeline for the community
Peter Mallinson, the chairman of the Walcot Community Charity Shop, said:  “We were one of the first libraries to be run entirely by volunteers. We started this four years ago not thinking that we would be so successful, it’s been a roaring success.”
http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/10604401.Shop_is_a_lifeline_for_the_community/?action=success

This Is Lincolnshire : 10th August
Protest heads to the council over libraries
Campaigners will march on County Hall next month in a bid to save 32 libraries from closure.
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Protest-heads-council-libraries/story-19630084-detail/story.html#axzz2baBokYvF

This Is Lincolnshire : 8th August
Does the council only want the answers it desires over libraries?
It seems to me that Lincolnshire County Council is effectively sticking two fingers up at people in the way it is handling the issue of library closures.
http://m.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/story.html?aid=19629699

Southend Libraries March - image thanks to Alan Gibbons
Southend Libraries March – image thanks to Alan Gibbons
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Libraries News Round-up: 13th March 2014

Croydon Guardian : 13th March Private contractor Carillion makes 11 Croydon library employees redundant http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/11076289.Contractor_hired_to_run_libraries_makes_11_employees_redundant/ THE BOOKSELLER : 13th March Direct-selling on agenda at APS conference Bookseller Association c.e.o Tim…

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