Libraries in the news | 5 Jan 2018

Could two of the five libraries in Cheshire East threatened with closure stay open?

Plans to cease purchase of new books for Islington libraries to save funds,

A Harrow library closes for refurbishment,

And two Bradford libraries reduce opening hours due to antisocial behaviour…

Knutsford Guardian: 5 January
Cheshire East | ‘No plan to close Holmes Chapel Library at this time’, council told


Islington Tribute: 5 January
£32m government cuts force council tax rise for Islington residents
‘A saving of £30,000 will be made by not purchasing new books for libraries.’


Harrow Times: 5 January
Kenton Library closed ‘til March 1 for renovation


Bradford Telegraph & Argus: 5 January
Abusive yobs shut Shipley library early
‘The library is to shut at 5pm rather than 7pm on weekdays. Even stationing security staff on the doors has not stopped the issue of abusive behaviour towards staff. Bingley Library will also shut early.  The LA is working with youth services and police to find a solution.’


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