A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it. For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.
This Is Local London : 19th May
Shared services are key to saving borough millions, insists Ealing Contracts for managing up to 25 libraries are available for five-years including an optional five-year extension, reportedly worth £90,000-£100,000 for 10 years. Sports and Leisure Management Ltd (SLM) and John Laing plc are reported to be front runners to secure deals for leisure and library services respectively.
Darlington & Stockton Times : 19th May
Row over future of Stockton borough libraries
“Moving the library and all of its staff to a building on the periphery would be an absolute nonsense.”
You Tube : 18th May
Herefordshire | Video: Save Our Libraries & Museums High Town Rally