Louth Leader : 7th August
Lincolnshire County Council accused of ‘false economy’ over proposed cuts to library services            
“I have a great deal of concern about the effects this will have on  the literacy levels of the county, this is false economy by the county  council.  It’s going to be robbing future generations of a decent level of literacy.”

Horncastle News : 7th August
Lincolnshire | Talks hold key to future of Horncastle area libraries            
The forum comes after widespread claims the council’s own process is flawed and did not involve any meetings in Horncastle, Wragby, Woodhall Spa or Coningsby.

Sleaford Standard : 7th August
Lincolnshire | NKDC’s library concerns            
Members expressed concern about the impact and wished to see the service retained across the district urging the county to work with parish  councils and communities towards solutions. They required longer term  assurances about financial support to volunteers. The executive were  particularly concerned about the removal of libraries from the north of  the district, instead relying on the Lincoln library, creating costs and difficulties of access.

The Echo : 5th August
Southend | Library protest
Mr Copley, of Orchard Grove, Eastwood, a former mayor who served for  more than 40 years as a Southend councillor, vowed to fight any move to  axe the library. He said:  “I was one of many local residents who  campaigned vigorously in the Fifties for a local branch library to be  established in Eastwood and eventually Southend Council produced plans  to build what became Kent Elms branch library. That opened in July 1964  and is now set the celebrate a half-century of vital service to all  sections of the community.  I will be leading the fight to keep the library open and full staffed with professionals.”

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Libraries News Round-up: 19 December 2017

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