Harrogate Advertiser : 28 March
Action group faces new battle to save Ripon library from closure
Cost of parking charges a potential barrier to volunteers offering to support ‘hybrid’ libraries
Ryedale | Libraries in Pickering, Kirkbymoorside, Helmsley, Norton and Malton get ready to begin new chapter
Making the transition from council-funded to volunteer-led
North Yorkshire libraries to be run by community groups
North Yorkshire | Community management prepares to run libraries
Barry & District News : 29 March
Children’s authors to tell tales at St Athan Library opening
Library to be run by a Trust and volunteers, open for 10 hours a week
Bid to save Fife library from closure thrown into doubt
Sheffield | Letter : City deserves much better
Library users would have preferred a much-reduced statutory staffed service, but were ignored in favour of removing branch libraries from the statutory library service and running them on the cheap with volunteers.
Save Plymouth’s Libraries!
No libraries have closed in Devon following the transfer of the service to a social enterprise, Libraries Unlimited, last year.
But (library) staff are in for quite substantial pay cuts and Devon County Council is left holding a massive pensions time bomb,” said Mr Connett.’