BBC Radio 4
Our Libraries: The Next Chapter
to be broadcast: 11.00 a.m – Wednesday 4th September
In the first of two programmes, Michael goes to  Herefordshire where, earlier this year, there was a plan to cut council  funding to the library service by 75%.

BBC News : 29th August
Increased demand for Isle of Man library service

Southport Visitor : 29th August
Sefton | Southport’s libraries to close following failed attempt by Liberal Democrats to call-in the review

This Is Bristol : 29th August
We suspect that this is a plot to cut demand

Boston Standard : 29th August
Villagers’ fight to save libraries goes on

Boston Standard : 29th August
Council gets 2,500 questionnaires back for library consultation

Is this the last hurrah for modern bookish bigness?

A temple of learning: New £188m library is sparkling cornerstone of Birmingham’s rebirth
At a time when library campaigners have predicted 400 closures in the  next three years, Birmingham will unveil the largest public library in  Europe next week, which aims to spearhead a “learning-led regeneration”  of the city.

THE GUARDIAN : 29th August
Birmingham’s new library is a modern behemoth that encases the past

The Library of Birmingham, first look

Global Times : 29th August
Birmingham to open largest public library in Europe

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