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BBC News : 5th July
Devon villagers to empty library over cuts
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-28169519

Leicester Mercury : 5th July
Council accused of passing buck in libraries row 
“There is very little appetite in the villages for volunteers or the parish council to take the libraries on.  It would be too much of a commitment both in terms of finance and time.”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Council-accused-passing-buck-libraries-row/story-21330521-detail/story.html

Loughborough Echo : 5th July
Library petition signed by 2,000
“If you look across the whole volunteer sector, you have people running this, that and the other, in addition to run a library I do not think it is feasible.”
http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/petition-against-library-closures-7359003

Hinckley Times : 5th July
Leicestershire |  Charity model could save library service, say UKIP 
UKIPโ€™s take on how to preserve and possibly expand the public service takes inspiration from Suffolk County Council.
http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/charity-model-could-save-library-7364022

Bourne Local : 5th July
Council accepts volunteer bid to run Deepings Library
“The county council chose deliberately to leave us with no option but to recruit volunteers to run the library.”
http://www.bournelocal.co.uk/news/community/community-news/council-accepts-volunteer-bid-to-run-deepings-library-1-6160930

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Libraries News Round-up: 12 July 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th July Swindon set to close 11 of its 15 libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/12/swindon-set-to-close-11-of-its-15-libraries THE BOOKSELLER : 12th July Swindon Council urged to rethink 'severe' library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-slams-swindon-councils-plans-close-11-libraries-352071 Coventry…

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