THE BOOKSELLER : 6th February
National digital library network gets £30k funding

THE GUARDIAN : 6th February
Go digital by all means, but don’t bring the venture capitalists in to do it

Arts Council England : 6th February
Travels in My Tardis
To mark National Libraries Day (Saturday 7 February) our Director of Libraries, Brian Ashley, blogs about his career in libraries and what they mean to him.

Wirral Globe : 6th February
Wirral Council urged to rethink spending cuts after Government grant increase 

Wales Online : 6th February
Artists draw up support for stricken Cardiff libraries 
Day of protests on #NLD15 tomorrow, including mass ‘read in’ at Cardiff Central Library from 12.00 noon

Stroud Life : 6th February
Labour leader Ed Miliband faces the electorate in Stroud
Ed Miliband says of this government:  “They just don’t get it about libraries” 

Northampton Chronicle : 6th February
Library bosses in Northamptonshire reject criticism of public donation scheme 

Ripon Gazette : 6th February
Deadline on North Yorkshire library consultation looms 

Harrogate Advertiser : 5th February
Support grows in Harrogate for Starbeck Library campaign
Campaigners argue the community would be responsible for raising the money to keep the library open – a staggering £65,500 – and could not manage it. 

Lambeth Save Our Services – Press Release : 4th February
Library Workers Accuse Council of Insult to National Libraries Day after Cuts and Closures Announcement

News Shopper : 5th February
Bromley | Future location of Chislehurst Library in question
Bromley Council has put the freehold up for sale. 
The council recently ran a public consultation on proposals to hand over management of six libraries to external providers, which ended on February 2.  … Bromley’s mobile service was axed in September last year due to financial pressures.

Bitterne Park Info : 5th February
Southampton Young people get say on libraries’ ‘future’ 

Shropshire Star : 6th February
Hundreds turn out to oppose Church Stretton library move


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