Franklin: low literacy levels ‘a national disgrace’
library cuts condemned

‘End of the beginning for e-books’ says Tamblyn

Herald Scotland : 3rd March
Pupils from Scottish islands of Mull and Iona launch video to save their school librarian

Bucks Free Press : 3rd March
Turning libraries into charities could save them, says expert

Swindon Advertiser : 3rd March 
Library review raises concerns in Wroughton

What Do They Know : 3rd March
FoI Response – Swindon Borough Council | Walcot Library’s lending figures and paid staff input
Walcot Library is currently still part of the Town’s statutory service.  It relies heavily on volunteers who are led by a former Tory councillor.

Barnet & Whetstone Press : 3rd March
Young readers protest proposed Barnet library cuts on World Book Day

Herald Scotland : 3rd March
South Ayrshire Council to shut & curb opening of hours of over a dozen libraries as cuts bite

Hinckley Times : 3rd March
Leicestershire | Barwell Library faces final chapter as closure confirmed
There was some hope for Barwell’s library after a volunteer group proposed to take over the site. They were forced to reluctantly pull the plug after failing to find ways of making the branch financially viable.  But county bosses have agreed to take into consideration fresh plans from community groups who wish to run the library if submitted before June of next year.  Gosh, that’s big of them …

Lancashire County Council : 2nd March
Reduced opening hours at some libraries in West Lancashire
The reduced opening hours are due to staff shortages.

‘Libraries are vital to freedom of speech’

Public Libraries News : 1st March
Editorial | Taken out of context:  House of Commons Library and the DCMS

Libraries Taskforce :  1st March
Parliamentary Report on Libraries: a response
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Library News Round-up: 6 January 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th JanuaryStaffs library cuts set to include mobile service Post : 6th JanuaryBritish Library could offer lifeline to Library of BirminghamA partnership with the British Library could…

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