Libraries Taskforce blog: 20 July
A core dataset for libraries
The full dataset has not been released. This post details that work on defining the dataset has been undertaken, although not yet complete
Somerset County Council considers cuts to libraries budget
In 2011, the council was forced to shelve its plans to withdraw funding to 11 libraries after a judicial review.
Now the authority is considering whether to hand over the running of the service to local groups.

Bromley Times: 20 July

Surrey Mirror: 20 July
Why have visits to Surrey libraries fallen by almost 200,000 in the last year? 20 July
Hounslow Libraries Return to Council’s Control
Carillion’s contract ends at the end of July
Ham & High Express: 20 July
Highgate Library campaigners take on Haringey Council in packed public meeting
South Wales Guardian: 20 July
New mobile library fleet is launched in Carmarthenshire 20 July
Somerset County Council unveils £18mill cutbacks
inc. three-year plan to manage budget reduction for libraries
The Bookseller: 19 July
ACE report shows libraries help older people
Ilkley Gazette: 19 July
Bradford | Surprise as library is still closed

Menston Library is yet to reopen after Bradford Council pulled out its paid staff to save cash as so few volunteers have come forward.
The library is among 13 across the district that Bradford Council had hoped to turn into ‘community managed’ facilities from April this year to save money.
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