THE OBSERVER : 27th April
Peter Bazalgette | We have to recognise the huge value of arts and culture to societyinc. role of Librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/apr/27/value-of-arts-and-culture-to-society-peter-bazalgette

THE INDEPENDENT : 27th April
You can’t put a price on joy

This Is The West Country : 26th April

Library service “must be sustainable”
The County Council wants to hear from local communities to identify how 28 smaller libraries could be sustained in future.
Melton Times : 27th April
Leicestershire Get involved in running libraries
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Resources

WHY LIBRARIES MATTER Guide to the benefits of libraries, backed by research and quotes. http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/the-story-so-far/reasons-for-public-libraries Fun resource by librarians and library users, dispelling myths such as 'libraries are boring/irrelevant'. http://readingagency.org.uk/news/blog/national-libraries-day-2014.html…

Library News Round-up: 22 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JuneCarnegie winner Landman condemns library closureshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/carnegie-winner-landman-condemns-library-closuresBirmingham Post : 22nd JuneBritish Library joins Library of Birmingham for cultural partnership Special project will mark the 400th anniversary of the…

Briefing Paper for Libraries Taskforce visit to Swindon

BRIEFING PAPER FOR TASKFORCE VISIT TO SWINDON EXECUTIVE SUMMARY          BACKGROUND          PROPOSED LIBRARY PROVISION          LIBRARIES IN SWINDON’S DEPRIVED AREAS          STATUTORY STATUS, ACCOUNTABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY          GROWTH OF SWINDON          SWINDON’S DEMOGRAPHICS          COSTS AND…

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