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.
THE BOOKSELLER : 25th July
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
Anger as Staffordshire CC plans to cut library opening times
Heart Radio : 25th July
School Boy Campaigns To Save Libraries
Please see Leon’s campaign to stop the cut in library hours in Cornwall