THE BOOKSELLER : 12th February
Page: ‘new library review will bring real change’
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/page-new-library-review-will-bring-real-change.html

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.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01s49vd

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.”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-26144889

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”.
http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Cornwall-lose-mobile-library-service/story-20613019-detail/story.html

This Is Cornwall : 12th February
Cuts may turn St Just library ‘into a book store’
Scroll down to find article
“It will only be open the equivalent of one whole and two half days.”
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Cuts-turn-library-book-store/story-20564970-detail/story.html#axzz2t5ZTXQYC

Carmarthen Journal : 12th February
New Quay Book almost closed on library volunteers
detailed info in this report 
http://www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk/Book-closed-library-volunteers/story-20609532-detail/story.html

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.
http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/libraries-fight-planned-closings

National Assembly for Wales : 12th February
Libraries in Wales: balancing the books in times of public sector cuts
http://assemblyinbrief.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/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
http://www.bookbrunch.co.uk/article_free.asp?pid=in_times_of_crisis_arts_and_culture_have_an_even_higher_importance

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
http://www.pewinternet.org/Presentations/2014/Apr/Computers-in-Libraries.aspx

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Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2018

BBC News: 26 April Upper Norwood library in late-night cabaret licence bid http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43906542 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 26 April Somerset | Highbridge library users urged to have their say on closure plans http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-consultation-reminder-26-04-18.php…

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