Croydon Guardian : 13th March
Private contractor Carillion makes 11 Croydon library employees redundant

Direct-selling on agenda at APS conference
Bookseller Association c.e.o Tim Godfray fretted over e-lending by libraries damaging booksellers’ business models, libraries selling books and dips in the stock market which he said always affected the market “in a big way.”

Keighley News : 13th March
Mobile library service to be axed in Keighley area
“I realise that compared to some council services it’s something of a luxury, but it’s sad it is finishing. The staff are lovely and extremely helpful.”

Birmingham Post : 13th March
Spring Hill Library When ‘consultation’ leaves politicians stuck right in the thick of it
Discussions over the district budget, specifically the proposal to close the historic Spring Hill Library, seemed to be couched in all sorts of innuendo and euphemism

The Star : 13th March
Sheffield council’s £17,000 bill…. for chairs
“It’s becoming clearer by the day that important services like libraries could be kept open, if bosses were only willing to make sacrifices from their pet projects.”

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