THE BOOKSELLER : 12th February
Page: ‘new library review will bring real change’

BBC Radio Lincolnshire : 12th February
Row over future of Caistor library
Council trying to hive this library off to volunteers despite a contract that has 2 years to run.

BBC News : 12th February
Devon | Torbay mobile library plans ‘ridiculous’
“I am quite horrified that the mayor has pulled this out of the hat at the 11th hour of the budget. I am very disappointed.”

West Briton : 12th February
Cornwall could lose mobile library service 
A Cornwall Council committee agreed to push forward with proposals to replace the mobile library and mobile one-stop shops with “community-led initiatives”.

This Is Cornwall : 12th February
Cuts may turn St Just library ‘into a book store’
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“It will only be open the equivalent of one whole and two half days.”

Carmarthen Journal : 12th February
New Quay Book almost closed on library volunteers
detailed info in this report

Good eReader : 11th February
Libraries Fight Back Against Planned Closings
According to an article in The Bookseller, the library system in Lincolnshire has mounted a legal campaign with the help of public interest attorneys to overturn their council’s decision to make sweeping cuts to library spending, a decision that the campaign founders state was made without attempting to look for alternatives and is in violation of UK law regarding library access.

National Assembly for Wales : 12th February
Libraries in Wales: balancing the books in times of public sector cuts

BookBrunch : 12th February
In times of crisis, arts and culture have an even higher importance
Norway and the UK: a stark contrast

Pew Internet
Libraries & the Big Picture: Facts, Trends, & Next! 
The Pew Research Center’s next report on public libraries in the digital age is being released in March—an in-depth analysis of library users’ and non-users’ habits and attitudes

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