Michael Rosen : 9th April
Open letter to Sajid Javid, the new Culture Minister 
Perhaps you know about the terrible crisis we have in libraries, depriving people of access to knowledge and culture.

ITV News : 9th April
Lincolnshire library campaigners call on David Cameron to help save services

The Spectator : 9th April
Let’s not stop at Maria Miller. Let’s get rid of the Department of Culture completely

LGA : 9th April
New independent commission for county areas
The independent commission on growth and public service reform in non-metropolitan areas will look at economic, social and demographic issues.  Members of the Local Government Association’s people and places board met this week to agree the commission’s remit.

BBC News : 9th April
Welsh libraries and museums get £2.2m cash injection

Leicester Mercury : 9th April
Libraries consultation opens – 36 branches in Leicestershire could transfer or close 

Crewe Chronicle : 9th April
Cheshire East Council says it has “no plans to close libraries” 

Sidmouth Herald : 9th April
Devon Town’s library faces closure

Exeter Express & Echo : 9th April
Fears over closure of St Thomas library 


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Libraries News Round-up: 16 January 2018

The Bookseller: 16 January Michael Ellis confirmed as new libraries minister https://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-ellis-new-libraries-minister-710106 Warrington Guardian: 16 January Council chief executive to join national Libraries Taskforce http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15845156.Council_chief_executive_to_join_national_Libraries_Taskforce/ The Bookseller: 16 January Croydon…

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