Yorkshire Post : 1st April
Could John Lewis be the key to the future of libraries?
Two years ago, the library service took over a cafe in the city’s Rowntree Park. Today the main business is selling cappuccinos, but it’s also possible to return and borrow books and has become something of a blueprint for the future.
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/features/could-john-lewis-be-the-key-to-the-future-of-libraries-1-6532842

The Echo : 1st April
Enough volunteers step in to run Southend’s libraries
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/11115714.Crunch_time_for_future_of_libraries/

The Lincolnite : 1st April
Lincoln village council withdraws library takeover bid
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2014/04/lincoln-village-council-let-go-local-library/

Lincolnshire Echo : 1st April
Nettleham Parish Council pulls its bid to run the village library 
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Nettleham-pulls-community-bid-run-village-library/story-20892323-detail/story.html

Giles McNeill’s Blog : 1st April
Lincolnshire | Nettleham Library Will Not Be Volunteer-Run By Parish Council
http://gilesmcneill.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/nettleham-library-will-not-be-volunterr.html?m=1

Sunderland Echo : 1st April
Sunderland library reopens after £500,000 revamp
The investment comes after councillors voted to axe nine Wearside libraries.
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/sunderland-library-reopens-after-500-000-revamp-1-6532622

South Wales Evening Post : 1st April
New chapter for Neath Port Talbot threatened libraries 
Due to significant budget pressures, Neath Port Talbot Council is saving £238,143 by off-loading nine of its libraries. The libraries were initially under threat — but members of the community have stepped forward to save them.
http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/New-chapter-Neath-Port-Talbot-threatened/story-20886693-detail/story.html

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Libraries News Round-up: 17 January 2018

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