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.
Gov.uk : 27th February
DCMS | Supporting the library services provided by local authorities
BBC News : 1st March
Sefton Council approves budget cuts after protest
Proposals to close seven libraries and alter children and adult social care are also now due to be reviewed. A decision will be taken on these issues in three months’ time, the council said.
This Is Somerset : 1st March
Chew Stoke residents to choose agenda for Community Library (in pub)
Mancunian Matters : 1st March
Donation for Central Library re-vamp will make it ‘even better than originally anticipated’ – Manchester councillor
“The Wolfson Foundation are hoping other funders might join them in supporting high quality initiatives at public libraries at a time of acute funding pressure”
This Is Croydon : 1st March
Croydon libraries contract up for grabs after deal falls through
London Evening Standard : 1st March
Ed Vaizey: the dedicated Minister of Fashion