THE GUARDIAN : 12th September
Young read more books than older generation, research finds
“It’s vital that libraries aren’t written off as irrelevant …”

Report The Case for a National Strategy for Public Libraries
Produced by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) for the CoSLA Sports, Arts and Culture Working Group

Mick Fortune Has RFID any more to offer libraries – or has demand peaked?

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 12th September
Sieghart and Suffolk Libraries

Birmingham Mail : 12th September
Every child in Birmingham to get free book 
The Year of Reading project will see the Library of Birmingham send schools new library cards in bulk, while a bookseller has pledged to supply a choice of children’s books so that teachers can choose a book each for 120,000 children in the Birmingham Education Partnership’s 270 schools.

BBC News : 12th September
Powys libraries: Consultation on ‘fundamental changes’
In a worst case scenario, 11 of its 18 branch libraries could close.

Worcester News : 12th September
The Hive hits the two million mark

Kent & Sussex Courier : 12th September
KCC’s charitable library scheme could save £250 million but leaves staff under threat 

Kent Online : 12th September
A new chapter for Kent libraries as charitable trust plan unveiled

Kent News : 12th September
Proposals to modernise Kent libraries take a step forward

ITV News : 12th September
Leicestershire Library services could be cut to save £800,000

Burton Mail : 12th September
Labour candidate Jamie McMahon calls for Leicestershire County Council to delay library fund cuts 

Stoke Sentinel : 11th September
Letter | Staffordshire libraries consultation
from Alderman Bill Hughes, Silverdale

Stoke Sentinel : 11th September
Silverdale and Knutton library campaigners hand in 1,440-name petition

Sleaford Standard : 11th September
Lincolnshire | Library campaigners welcome consultation

Surrey and East Sussex

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