Lancashire Telegraph : 26th December
JK Rowling, Danielle Steel and James Patterson books among 48,000 missing items from libraries
Cllr Gordon Birtwistle, leader of the Liberal Democrats on Burnley Council, said libraries could have been kept open if the books were brought back and fines paid off.
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/14987647.JK_Rowling__Danielle_Steel_and_James_Patterson_books_among_48_000_missing_items_from_libraries/

Reading Chronicle : 25th December
Are you prepared to pay more council tax to keep West Berkshire libraries open?
http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/News/14987246.Are_you_prepared_to_pay_more_council_tax_to_keep_West_Berkshire_libraries_open_/

The National : 24th December
Pat Kane: The legacy of our libraries is too precious to lose
http://www.thenational.scot/comment/14986432.Pat_Kane__The_legacy_of_our_libraries_is_too_precious_to_lose/

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