A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it. For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.
Manchester Evening News : 15th March
‘Libraries to stay open’ insist town hall chiefs
Rochdale council is currently consulting with the public before revamping the borough’s library service.
Inside Croydon : 16th March
Emergency meeting called on sell-off of public libraries
Professional Pensions.com : 14th March
LGPS dispute stalls Croydon Council procurement
A dispute over the liability for local government pension scheme contributions has caused the breakdown of a Croydon Council procurement exercise.
BBC News : 16th March
West Bridgford Library reopens after £5.3m rebuild
The West Bridgford development follows the £3.4m refurbishment of Mansfield Library last year. Three years ago the authority cut its budget for new library books, and reduced the opening hours of some of its smaller libraries. It claimed the savings on books had helped prevent the closure of some of Nottinghamshire’s 60 libraries.