August 2010

Rural libraries face uncertain future

East Anglian Daily Times, Monday, 2 August 2010

Libraries across Suffolk are facing an uncertain future – with rural communities being asked to take over their local branch … (read more)

Fears over future of county’s libraries

The Lowestoft Journal, Monday 2 August 2010

RURAL communities in Suffolk are being asked to take over their local libraries amid concern over the future of branches countywide … (read more)

Jeanette Winterson hits out at threats to libraries

The Guardian, Wednesday 18 August 2010

The novelist tells Edinburgh audience of fears for young readers whose only access to books may be through libraries … (read more)

What’s for the chop when the cuts bite?

East Anglian Daily Times, Thursday, 19 August 2010

Public services across Britain are facing a massive spending squeeze later this year … (read more)

Terence Blacker: Hands off our public libraries

The Independent, Friday 20 August 2010

There was once a very silly government minister who floated the idea that Britain’s public libraries should be privatised … (read more)

Libraries: Open books

The Guardian, Tuesday 31 August 2010

People who know how borrowing books helped to transform their own lives now need to hold their councils to account … (read more)


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