THE GUARDIAN : 2nd January
UK councils found to benefit from half a million hours of unpaid labour
Bexley council said many of its unpaid placements were in library services, where paid positions were lost in 2012.

Reading becoming a minority activity, warns Ruth Rendell
Crime writer-turned-peer says silent death of reading as a mass activity ‘strikes terror into the heart’ of all book-lovers

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd January
Opening hours cuts hit Stoke libraries

Stoke Sentinel : 1st January
Declining number of Stoke-on-Trent library visitors is put down to decrease in opening hours

The Star : 2nd January
Sheffield library plans ‘flawed’ – claim
The Broomhill Library Action Group – known as BLAG – is angry about plans to shut their library and say they have found inaccuracies in the council’s consultation relating to travel to the proposed hub libraries.

Bristol Post : 2nd January
Letter | Central library changes will make it difficult to access reference books

Wales Online : 1st January
Art historian criticises National Library over access policy

Liverpool Echo : 31st December
Novel idea will fill food banks
St Helens libraries to accept food bank donations as fines 

The Broomhill Library Action Group

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Library News Round-up: 25 August 2015

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