Public Libraries News : 26th June Editorial | “Slightly worse than our worst case scenario” : The latest Government cuts examined
This Is Hampshire : 27th June Library service being run into the ground, warns union Funding cuts have been directed at library services but in Wiltshire, where there has been a successful campaign to recruit volunteers, cracks are now appearing. Last week it was revealed that Ludgershall library, which is run by volunteers, has had to close on Thursday afternoons for the next six months because the number of volunteers has dropped off.
Market Rasen Mail : 27th June Hope for future of library service after committee tells council to scrap plans
Louth Leader : 27th June Louth Library safe from cuts but rural villages look set to be hit – Councillor fears ‘destruction’ of Lincolnshire’s library service
Boston Standard : 27th June Libraries face axe to cut costs after chiefs brand them ‘inefficient’
Boston Standard : 27th June Lincolnshire | Kirton Library | ‘We will fight library cuts’
Market Rasen Mail : 27th June Threat of closure for local libraries
Sleaford Standard : 27th June Libraries face axe in county council cuts
This Is Grimsby : 27th June Libraries under threat Libraries in East Lindsey could be replaced with mobile services if communities do not volunteer to run them.
Save Wolverhampton Libraries Community Hubs – Debunking the Myth
SCL Response to the Spending Review (full response on website)
Ealing Gazette : 27th June Ealing Council to spend £454k on library refurbishments
Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard : 27th June Cotswolds author Joanna Trollope cuts the ribbon at Lechlade Library
Huddersfield Daily Examiner : 27th June Up to £33m cuts puts Kirklees libraries, sports centres and galleries at risk after Spending Review – see what Kirklees political leaders think here
West Sussex Express : 27th June Newhaven | Library is given the go ahead by district council
Telegraph & Argus : 27th June Bradford | New book facility for children opens in city centre Park and Read will run from June to December 2013 (when the new City Library opens) and will be open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.