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
Live Borders trust seeks early retirements approval
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-39384429

The Star : 29 March

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!
http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/942/25151/29-03-2017/save-plymouths-libraries

Devon Live : 29 March
Figures reveal how cuts are hitting Devon’s arts funding and youth centres

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.’

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Libraries News Round-up: 8th March 2014

Horncastle News : 8th March Letter | Lincolnshire County Councillors should give up their expenses http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-lincolnshire-county-councillors-should-give-up-their-expenses-1-5919649 Stamford Mercury : 7th March Letter | 'Out of touch' over libraries plans Whatever happened to democracy in…

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