The Star : 19th October
Campaign to save Sheffield library branches hotting up
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/campaign-to-save-sheffield-library-branches-hotting-up-1-6163372

Huddersfield Examiner : 19th October
Kirklees libraries service wins BASE award
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/kirklees-libraries-service-wins-base-6207408

THE INDEPENDENT : 18th October
Chris Bryant MP | These local cuts are dismantling the last vestiges of civil society
In my little patch of the Valleys five libraries will close
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/a-westminster-life-these-local-cuts-are-dismantling-the-last-vestiges-of-civil-society-8890010.html?origin=internalSearch

LGA : 15th October
Free libraries seminar presentations 12 Sept 2013
Presentations (with links) :
Shared services and community engagement: The case of the Lewisham Library and Information Service – Cllr Chris Best (PDF, 15 pages, 860KB)
Transforming Library Services London Borough of Merton – Cllr Draper (PDF, 9 pages, 229KB)
Creating a comprehensive library service – getting the equality duty right, Sue Charteris (PDF, 17 pages,  989KB)
http://www.local.gov.uk/past-event-presentations/-/journal_content/56/10180/5555286/ARTICLE

Save Wolverhampton Libraries : 18th October
Devastating News
http://savewolverhamptonlibraries.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/devastating-news/

South Wales Argus : 18th October
Monmouthshire Usk library campaigners set to meet
We have a large proportion of elderly residents who are unable to travel further afield, and our very limited bus services make a 20-mile round trip to the nearest library impossible for many.
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/10750101.Usk_library_campaigners_set_to_meet/

Swindon Advertiser : 18th October
Wiltshire How good is your library?
The library service is going to be asking children and young people to complete a questionnaire that asks them what they think of the service that libraries provide for them.
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/NEWS/10746648.How_good_is_your_library_/

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Helen Goodman MP became (Labour) Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport last autumn. She has now started consulting on public libraries. Unfortunately her questionnaire has been circulated only to library staff organisations…

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