THE GUARDIAN : 3rd July Let’s keep doing it by the book: why we shouldn’t cut libraries Two contributors explain why they are against council plans to cut the number of libraries in Lincolnshire by more than half
http://www.guardian.co.uk/local-government-network/2013/jul/03/why-we-should-not-cut-libraries

Retford Today : 3rd July Review could see loss of 32 rural libraries “But ask existing library volunteers in Lincolnshire, and they’ll  tell you they can only do what they do with the help of professional  library staff working alongside them in the library building,” he said.
http://www.retfordtoday.co.uk/news/local-news/review-could-see-loss-of-32-rural-libraries-1-5820066

This Is Bristol : 3rd July This is the worst blow  in hundreds of years It is shameful that they are being threatened in this way.  People  should be made aware of the threat to both the bookstock and to the  service from those who short-sightedly see only short-term profit at the expense of their fellow citizens’ cultural property.
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/worst-blow-hundreds-years/story-19462687-detail/story.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd July ACE launches library funding scheme
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ace-launches-library-funding-scheme.html

Runcorn & Widnes World : 3rd July New £11m library at Castlefields Community Centre http://www.runcornandwidnesworld.co.uk/news/10524163.New___11m_community_library_aims_to_appeal_to_young_readers/

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Libraries News Round-up: 16 December 2017

Leigh Journal: 16 December Wigan | Library volunteers feel 'squeezed out' after service changes http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/15774440.Library_volunteers_feel__squeezed_out__after_service_changes/ Thurrock Gazette: 16 December New facilities announced for Aveley Community Hub Includes a self-serve library…

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