Public Libraries News : 27th February
Editorial Campaigners should not have to pay to protect libraries

THE GUARDIAN : 28th February
Privatisation helps west London libraries turn over new leaf

Public Policy Exchange
The Future of Local Libraries and Cultural Services – Tuesday 3rd June

Loughborough Echo : 28th February
County council approve cost-cutting budget 
Leicestershire County Council rubber stamped proposals, which will see libraries in the hands of volunteers, up to 700 job losses and Council Tax frozen in 2014/15.

Lost In Ephemera : 26th February
The children that libraries build

Harper Collins : 26th February
Things Only a Library Can Do

Lichfield Mercury : 27th February
Does ‘conversation’ spell the end for Lichfield and Burntwood libraries?
The informal online survey – which closes on Friday – does not directly suggest axing the facilities.
“We need people’s help to adapt the service so that it meets the needs of our communities and is sustainable.”

The Sentinel : 28th February
Staffordshire | Letter – Library at heart of rural village
The library in Audley is a vital part of village life and any closure would cause real hardship to its residents.

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