THE GUARDIAN : 8th July
School libraries must be ‘fit for purpose’ says cross-party report from MPs
Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group says ‘it is vital that all schools have a good library to ensure children develop essential literacy and digital literacy skills’
THE BOOKSELLER : 8th July
Parliamentary group calls for school libraries data
Express & Star : 8th July
Poll: Are (school) libraries still important for education in this day and age?
BBC News : 8th July
Judicial review opens into Lincolnshire’s libraries’ plan
A judicial review into cutbacks to Lincolnshire libraries has been told the local authority has failed in its legal duty to provide a full service.
The Lincolnite : 8th July
Lincs libraries campaigners conclude first day of judicial review
Lincolnshire Echo : 8th July
Lincolnshire County Council rejected external offer to show how to run county libraries
Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 8th July
Tweets from the High Court, Day 1
Exmouth Journal : 7th July
Still no clear ideas to save Budleigh Salterton library
Burton Mail : 8th July
Staffordshire | Councillors sceptical over library volunteers plan
It was announced last month that Barton under Needwood’s library was to be one of 24 run completely by communities as part of a shake-up of services.
Stoke Sentinel : 8th July
Future of Staffordshire’s 24 libraries under threat unless volunteers can be found