CILIP : 15th January
Revealed: Government advice promoting volunteer-run libraries had no Ministerial sign-off
http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/revealed-government-advice-promoting-volunteer-run-libraries-had-no-ministerial-sign

Phil Bradley’s Weblog : 15th January
Vaizey ignores CILIP
http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2014/01/vaizey-ignores-cilip.html

The Star : 15th January
Group wants to run threatened Sheffield library
The nine residents aiming to save Frecheville Library also have plans to expand its services, from offering coffee and cake to running children’s parties–transforming it into a community hub.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/group-wants-to-run-threatened-sheffield-library-1-6372902

Wales Online : 15th January
RCT cuts: ‘We fear for future of the Valleys’ 
In addition, libraries in Treherbert, Ton Pentre, Penygraig, Maerdy, Ynyshir, Cwmbach, Penrhiwceiber, Ynysybwl, Cilfynydd, Beddau, Tonyrefail and Nantgarw will close.  Porth and Pontyclun libraries, which were both earmarked for closure, will remain open and Tylorstown and Rhydyfelin will close in their place.
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/rct-cuts-we-fear-future-6507527

Wrexham.com : 14th January
Council Cuts Decisions Made And Cans Kicked
“It is a great disappointment to me after refurbishing nine libraries we are now going backwards. I’ve got concerns about the developments of a trust. The recommendations at the moment will at least salvage most of the library services. I hope in the future we can bring them back.”
http://www.wrexham.com/news/council-cuts-decisions-and-cans-kicked-40158.html

Daily Post : 15th January
Brymbo and Gresford libraries to close 
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/brymbo-gresford-libraries-close-6509621

Gresford libraries

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