BBC Radio 4 : 10th December
PM at 5 pm | Public libraries
25 minutes in
Featuring CIPFA’s Chief Exec and the Rhydyfelin library campaigners.  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04tlfsp 

News Wales : 10th December
Libraries must embrace change to remain at heart of the community
The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism responds to the Expert Review of Public Libraries in Wales
http://www.newswales.co.uk/index.cfm?section=Community&F=1&id=28178

THE GUARDIAN : 10th December
Alison Flood – Library usage falls significantly as services shrink
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/10/library-usage-falls-dramatically-services-visits-down-40m?

THE GUARDIAN : 9th December
Books on the house as libraries move into pubs and cafes 
North Yorkshire, Cornwall and Sheffield cited.  CILIP and The Library Campaign quoted.
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/09/libraries-in-pubs-and-cafes-budget-cuts

Birmingham Post : 10th December
Library of Birmingham, parks & care services cut in crushing council budget
About 100 of the Library’s 188 staff will go as opening hours are cut from 73 to 40 per week and extra services for the public are stopped.
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/library-birmingham-parks-care-services-8264332

Staffordshire Newsletter : 10th December
Library campaigners to protest outside Staffordshire county council building before debate
http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Library-campaigners-protest-outside-Staffordshire/story-25542207-detail/story.html

Gazette & Herald : 10th December
North Yorkshire | Only teamwork will save Norton library
“Norton is being strangled – the opening hours are down to 10 a week, so how can you compare footfall between the two, it is completely unfair”
http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/11657689.Only_teamwork_will_save_Norton_library/

Craven Herald : 10th December
North Yorkshire | Oscar winning screenwriter joins Skipton library campaign 
http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/11657631.Oscar_winning_screenwriter_joins_library_campaign/

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