Arts Professional : 25th July
Arts and culture valued by vast majority of local authorities 

York Press : 25th July
York’s new mutuals celebrated 
A reception was held at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday to celebrate the fact that 100 of these societies are now up and running.  Explore received a £100,000 grant from the Cabinet Office to help develop its organisation and took on council library staff and responsbility for the service in May this year.

Kirklees proposes ‘nuclear’ library closures

Huddersfield Examiner : 25th July
Communities rally round to save Kirklees libraries from closure

Huddersfield Examiner : 24th July
Kirklees considers ‘nuclear option’ to close all but two libraries to save money 

Sheffield Telegraph : 25th July
Libraries booking in as community ‘hubs’
Each of the libraries will be open for at least 15 hours a week, but groups will set their own times based on volunteer capacity and demand.

The Star : 24th July
Editorial | New chapter for libraries
Campaigners have fought hard and, in the end, have won the right to run their own libraries.

Loughborough Echo : 25th July
Library petition is handed in 
and school children send 40 letters

Stoke Sentinel : 25th July
Anger as Staffordshire CC plans to cut library opening times

Heart Radio : 25th July
School Boy Campaigns To Save Libraries

Mum and son campaign to keep Falmouth Library open longer.

Please see Leon’s campaign to stop the cut in library hours in Cornwall 

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