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.
The Echo : 1st April
Enough volunteers step in to run Southend’s libraries
The Lincolnite : 1st April
Lincoln village council withdraws library takeover bid
Lincolnshire Echo : 1st April
Nettleham Parish Council pulls its bid to run the village library
Giles McNeill’s Blog : 1st April
Lincolnshire | Nettleham Library Will Not Be Volunteer-Run By Parish Council
Sunderland Echo : 1st April
Sunderland library reopens after £500,000 revamp
The investment comes after councillors voted to axe nine Wearside libraries.
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.