Literacy Trust : 29th June
Report from Read On. Get On. highlights ‘language skills gap’ at age 5 
The report highlights the crucial role of local services, including children’s centres and libraries
http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/news/6698_report_from_read_on_get_on_reveals_language_skills_gap_at_age_five
Report – ‘Ready to Read’  http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Ready_to_Read.pdf


Liverpool Echo : 20th June
Arts Council chief on Liverpool’s pivotal role in ‘Northern Powerhouse’
We will make the best possible case for central government funding for the arts, for museums and for libraries.
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/arts-council-chief-liverpools-pivotal-9544880


Yorkshire Evening Post : 29th June
Leeds libraries campaign turns its first page
Libraries across Leeds have today started a new chapter in a campaign to raise awareness of the services they runhttp://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/whatsyourstory-leeds-libraries-campaign-turns-its-first-page-1-7331763  


Loughborough Echo : 29th June
Leicestershire | Library opening hours are changing 
http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/library-opening-hours-are-changing-9517871 


Public Libraries News : 28th June
Sympathy for the devil: why even chief librarians don’t have it easy
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/06/sympathy-for-the-devil-why-even-chief-librarians-dont-have-it-easy.html


Hinckley Times : 28th June
Leicestershire | Brewery bids to run library
http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/brewery-bids-to-run-library-9525857

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Libraries News Round-up: 2 December 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd December The ‘atomised’ council is here to stay: stripped back to the most basic services Several 'libraries' references http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/02/atomised-council-stripped-basics-services-future-local-government Swindon Borough Council : 1st December Swindon…

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