The Guardian : 21 February
Cologne library opens its doors to refugees: ‘You fill this room with life’
“German libraries have better adapted [that those in the UK] into dynamic spaces with a bent towards digital and community engagement as well as printed matter.”
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/feb/21/cologne-library-opens-doors-refugees-you-fill-room-with-life

The Oxford Times : 21 February
Oxfordshire History Centre making a move back to revamped Westgate library
“We are also exploring whether other organisations may also want to be based at the Westgate library, to further increase footfall.”
http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/15105898.History_centre_making_a_move_to_revamped_Westgate_library/

The Northern Echo : 21 February
Council blunder leads to yet another delay of decision to close Darlington’s Crown Street Library
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15105369.Council_blunder_leads_to_yet_another_delay_of_contentious_decision_to_close_Darlington_s_Crown_Street_Library/

Express and Star : 21 February
Walsall Council cuts: Last-ditch fight to save Pheasey and Rushall libraries
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2017/02/21/walsall-council-cuts-last-ditch-fight-to-save-pheasey-and-rushall-libraries/

Dudley News : 21 February
New chapter for borough library services
GlLL to take over the running of all Dudley’s libraries
http://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/15106909.New_chapter_for_borough_library_services/

Blackpool Gazette : 21 February
Lancashire | Hopes lifted as library team prepare for talks
Council preparing to talk to groups wishing to volunteer to run libraries
http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/politics/hopes-lifted-as-library-team-prepare-for-talks-1-8400819

Chingford Times : 21 February
Waltham Forest | Thousands respond to controversial library service consultation launched by council
http://www.chingfordtimes.co.uk/article.cfm?id=107321

Plymouth Herald : 21 February
Library closures ‘not about money’ say council bosses
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/library-closures-not-about-money-say-council-bosses/story-30152268-detail/story.html

Chronicle Live : 21 February
Job losses, library closures and a council tax hike: What Gateshead’s budget means for you
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/job-losses-library-closures-council-12637154

Get Reading : 21 February
Two Reading libraries move and opening hours will be reduced
http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-readers-see-library-opening-12618394

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Libraries News Round-up: 5 January 2018

Knutsford Guardian: 5 January Cheshire East | 'No plan to close Holmes Chapel Library at this time', council told http://www.knutsfordguardian.co.uk/news/15807887._No_plan_to_close_Holmes_Chapel_Library_at_this_time___council_told/ Harrow Times: 5 January Kenton Library closed ‘til March 1…

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