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Spending on libraries has fallen for the seventh year running because of the squeeze on council funding, according to financial experts.
Financially-squeezed councils can now access a specialised online hub designed to help them share innovative ways to invest in culture.
Although one in two people in the UK continue to use their local library, there has been a significant drop in how often people visit them, new research has revealed.
Most libraries in North Yorkshire will be run by community groups and those under council management will be supported by volunteers in move to deal with cuts.
A ‘human library’ and an indoor soft play facility around children’s literature are just some of the initiatives to receive money from the Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation fund.
Council library services should be doing more to encourage people to use e-readers, says survey.
Cash-strapped local libraries were hit by £25m worth of council cuts last year, accountancy body finds.
Councils should use libraries to deliver a wider range of public services in a bid to reinvigorate the sector, a new report has argued.
Walsall Council has put forward proposals to close 15 of the 16 libraries in their area in a bid to save £2.9m per year.
Libraries shouldn’t be given an automatic ‘get out of austerity free’ card just because they are libraries, a charity has argued.