THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January
Thirty Leicestershire libraries under threat

Yinnon Ezra, Libraries Advisor, has left the DCMS
His final Blog for CLOA

Express & Star : 8th January
Wolverhampton library-users’ dismay at plans to cut opening hours to just 15
“Whitmore Reans is an area where there are high levels of multiple deprivation. We can’t believe this can seriously be an option for this library.”

Brent & Kilburn Times : 8th January
Brent Liberal Democrats pledge to reopen closed libraries if they win council elections

Chester Chronicle : 8th January
Library books under threat in latest cuts
Discussions with communities would look at alternative arrangements such as community and voluntary schemes and more joint use of buildings.   …..  “This more responsive approach will enable the library service to deliver services that are valued by communities but also reduce the size of the current book fund by £50,000 a year from 2014/15 onwards to reflect these changes in demand.”

BBC News : 8th January
Protest over Sheffield library closures plan

The Star : 8th January
Sheffield group put forward plan to run library
The group of 10, who live in and around Stannington, have put together a bid to take over the library as a community facility.

Hexham Courant : 8th January
Northumberland Libraries continue to thrive under community control

The Courier : 7th January
Perth & Kinross Fight is on to save West Mill Street Library

Brent Lib Dems

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