Archive for December, 2010

A Return to Private Libraries?

369 libraries plus 27 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
- North Ayrshire is added to the list as “some” are reported almost certainly to close.  See article and council document linked below.  As no number is given, the headline total number of UK libraries under threat is unchanged.

News
The Telegraph has noticed public libraries over the last couple of days – and it does not especially like them.  See yesterday’s article against the decision to publicly fund BookStart or today’s one which starts off against the British Library and ends up seeming to suggest that all libraries would be better if privately run.  The example used is the £500 per year members-only London Library.

Buckinghamshire – 11 to be staffed by volunteers or closed – Bucks Free Press
Devon – Book stock being auctioned off – This is Exeter
Darlington – consultation over the future of libraries – BBC
Flintshire – overspend means money cut for schools and libraries - Flintshire Chronicle
Gloucestershire – Joanne Trollope pledges support, also children’s laureate Anthony Browne - Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
North Ayrshire – Some “almost certain” to close – Largs and Millport Weekly News
North Ayrshire – Review of libraries – North Ayrshire Council
North Yorkshire – local councillors fight closures - Gazette & Herald
Redbridge – council workers suggest selling off libraries (and the mayor’s jaguar) – Local Guardian
Sefton – Two mums form coalition against cuts, library closures the “most worrying” – Formby Times
Wigan – consultation (only 2 out of 17 libraries start off as safe) – Wigan Council

Councils “looking to volunteers” to staff libraries – over 50 local newspapers, apparently all stemming from the same GMB press release.
Government runs libraries badly – Daily Telegraph

There are more UK libraries closing than there are days in the year

369 libraries plus 27 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
Changes to the running total are -
Plus 3 - Bexley – “People are still waiting to hear details of other cuts such as the identity of the three libraries whose futures may be under threat”
Plus 1 – Renfrewshire – Lochwinnoch library is to be closed then merged with community centre.

News
As the numbers of libraries under threat grow, so too do the number of campaigns.  The Telegraph today complains about the effectiveness of the campaign to save BookStart. A new video here and a new website there are signs that the Big Society does work and it is mobilising itself in order to stop closures.  These campaigns are not political and they are not organised by external agitators.  They are spontaneous responses by local people to the removal of a resource that they value and that helps make society, big or not, function.

Bexley – three libraries threatened – News Shopper
Cambridgeshire – Over 5600 complete libraries consultation (28% volunteer to help)Cambs Council
Darlington – users surveyed on future of libraries - BBC
Durham – libraries “most at risk” – Teesdale Mercury
Gloucestershire – Petition date drawing near a close – FoGL
Gloucestershire – author Alice Jolly lends support – FoGL
Hampshire – MP welcomes Localism Bill as volunteers could save libraries etc – This is Hampshire
Isle of Wight – Save the Libraries on the Isle of Wight – Save The Libraries
Leeds – closing up to 20 libraries will produce eight benefits for city – Leeds Council
Middlesbrough – choose the budget as libraries etc face uncertain future – Gazette Live
North Yorkshire – councillor campaigns for Barlby Library – Selby Times
Renfrewshire – Alasdair Gray and others campaign to stop merging Lochwinnoch library with community centre – Youtube
Somerset – Keeping Somerset’s libraries open - To Know We Are Not Alone
Somerset – Consultation “Any communities that do not take that option would see their library close” – Somerset Council

BookStart – the chattering classes get their way, reprieve is “sign of weakness” - Telegraph
3 million children have no internet access at home - Guardian

The British Library embodies our civilization

365 libraries plus 27 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)

News
Birmingham – new central library is “less about books” – Times (behind paywall)
Oxfordshire – Meeting to save Grove Road Library – Henley Standard
Oxfordshire – Grove Road Christmas cheer – Henley Standard

BookTrust – children’s free books are saved – Express and Press Association
A solitary piece against BookTrust funding from the Express
British Library embodies our civilization – yet the library service is facing vandalism – Guardian
Cuts that smack more of desperation than strategy - Independent
National Read-In Public Event – Facebook

BookTrust Funding Restored

365 libraries plus 27 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)

News
For those who do not think that campaigning works, have a look at what has happened over BookTrust funding over the last few days.  All funding is announced as closed – there is a national uproar – then funding is restored.  Wonderful news and a late Christmas present for all who care for literacy.

CILIP produced a little Christmas present of their own with the removal of password protection on their campaigning materials.  In other news, reading articles like Thurrock’s below, it is clear that some councils are not announcing cuts until their council committee meetings in February. Not sure how this is going is going to tie in with consultation of the public.

Doncaster – 13 out of 25 branches still in danger – South Yorkshire Times
Gloucestershire – 20 community groups express interest in running libraries – Cotswold Journal (including one group that wants to purchase the land for grazing)
Hampshire – library hours expand – Hampshire Chronicle
Leicestershire – children’s centre joins Anstey Library – In Loughborough
Moray – closure threats lifted – Northern Scot (money saved by moving service to a Trust)
North Yorkshire – fury over closures - Craven Herald & Pioneer
North Yorkshire – Petition for Barlby – Selby Times
Somerset – Interview with Save Somerset Libraries – Radio Somerset (at 1.30)
Somerset – Wells Library set to expand as others close - Wells People
Thurrock – RNIB subscription ends – Thurrock Gazette
Wiltshire – new library built – Gazette and Herald
Wolverhampton – 2 libraries offer Wifi – Wolverhampton Council

A deception of Madoff proportions – Shirley Burnham
BookTrust – u-turn statement in more detail – London Evening Standard
BookTrust – Philip Pulman welcomes rescued funding – BBC
Booktrust – Miliband says funding restored? – BBC
BookStart – authors attack decision – BBC
BookStart – Miliband condemns funding end – Independent
BookStart – This government has set its face against reading – Guardian (the comments below the article show a wide variety of opinions – the most sadly ironic being that there is no need for BookStart as we have so many libraries) and Observer and Guardian again
CILIP – library campaigning materials – CILIP (now free to use and open to all) and here too
(USA) Usage up, uses up – Charleston City Paper

CIPFA announces figures; Help BookStart; Somerset campaign

365 libraries plus 27 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
Change to previous figure because
- plus 2 and 1 mobile- Hammersmith & Fulham – withdrawal of funding for 2 libraries (inc. 1 offered to community group) and 1 mobile library.

News
CIPFA figures have been released showing slight decline in library usage over 2009 to 2010 but with some increases – and 41 “service points” closed.  We could be looking at ten times that this year. Or twenty times. The decision to end BookStart is causing dismay (email bookgifting@booktrust.org.uk with a statement of support). Save Somerset Libraries gains major local publicity and a councillor gets served with a 1200 name petition to save a library in Milton Keynes, by Santa.

Doncaster – Save Doncaster Libraries details – False Economy
Flintshire – campaign to save libraries gathers support - North Wales Weekly
Flintshire – libraries will close but £20m safeguarded for new council HQ “scandalous” – Flintshire Chronicle
Gloucestershire – hospital League of Friends looking at replacing a closed library – Gazette
Hammersmith and Fulham – 1 will be offered to the community, another will be closed – Fulham Chronicle
Haringey – cuts a “Shambolic disgrace”, staff at libraries to go - Haringey Independent
Inverclyde – plan to scrap new showpiece leisure centre/library – Inverclyde Now
North Yorkshire – 20 libraries (out of 53) about to close -  Yorkshire Post
North Yorkshire – save Helmsley library (“of the year”) campaign - Gazette & Herald
Lewisham – eco-entrepreneur bid to take over 4 closing libraries – London Evening Standard
Milton Keynes – 1200 name petition presented to leader - Milton Keynes Citizen
Oxfordshire – new £100k post receives criticism as libraries close – BBC
Somerset – authors join fight to as cuts set to cripple libraries – This is Somerset
Somerset – campaign wiki – Save Somerset Libraries
Somerset – scandalous plan to butcher libraries – This is Somerset and Glastonbury People
Somerset – Facebook event for Glastonbury library consultation roadshow – Facebook
Wandsworth – Save York Gardens Library – Kambala
Wandsworth – Questionnaire and Public Consultation Meetings

BookStart – Ed Milliband speaks against end of funding – Press Association and Guardian and Daily Mail
BookStart – all 4 year olds now know how to open a book - False Economy
BookTrust – How you can support us – Booktrust
CIPFA – provisional library data for 2011/12 book issues static, child fiction up (most other figures down slightly), 41 branches closed- CIPFA

Fears for National Literacy Trust; Kent replaces 83 staff with machines

363 libraries plus 26 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
Being the list below represents around a third of  authorities in the UK, the final figure could be from 800 to 1000.

News
The Arts Council will take over the role of the MLA with under £3 million to play with.  The National Literacy Trust fears for its funding after the stopping of funding for the BookTrust yesterday. Eric Pickles calls councils which close front-line services instead of sacking back-office staff “stupid”.  Kent reduces its full-time staffing by 83 and replaces them with over a million pounds of self-service machines. Protests up and down the country.  This has to be the most “interesting” time for public libraries for a century.

Arts Council will have only £2.6 million to take over (non-Renaissance) MLA functions – Arts Newspaper
Bury – more details on plans to close Unsworth and reduce Prestwich – Manchester Evening News
Camden – volunteers running libraries could be challenging – Swiss Cottage Courier
Dorset – closing 20 branches will result in less than a £1 million saving – Bridport News
Flintshire – 5 libraries to go are dated – The Leader and Daily Post
Gloucestershire – 200 sign petition in once day – This is Gloucestershire
Greenwich – libraries to become part of a Trust - 853blog
Hillingdon – library buildings and staffing unaffected by cuts - Uxbridge Gazette
Kent – 83 jobs to go as self-service comes in – Kent Online
Lincolnshire – cuts but no library closures for at least two years - This is Lincolnshire
Middlesbrough – children say yes to libraries in survey – Middlesbrough Council
Milton Keynes – Save Stony Stratford Library – About My Area
North Yorkshire – Campaign to save Easingwold, despite the cold – Gazette and Herald
Nottinghamshire – 30 (half of total) libraries to open for only up to 10 hours per week – Guardian
Oxfordshire – librarian’s job cannot be done by volunteers - Witney Gazette
Oxfordshire – protestor’s lobby of council -  Herald
Renfrewshire – Save Lochwinnoch Library – Youtube
Somerset – Library consultation document – Somerset Council (see Page 5 for closure list, inc “busy” Glastonbury) – put your feedback here

CILIP – what makes a good library? - CILIP
CILIP – response to end of BookStart funding – CILIP
Eric Pickles calls councils stupid if they cannot cope with the greatest cuts in history – Northern EchoHow important are books to you? – The Book Zone
Future Libraries Programme Update – MLA
Libraries are “non-statutory” – EGov Monitor
Localism Bill – key points, question over what council support will be given to those taking over libraries - Guardian
We could be the next to lose funding - National Literacy Trust

(USA) Kick Ass Librarian – LIS News (the library this was filmed in has now closed)
(USA) Libraries delivering life-saving information - ROCnow

The end of BookStart

363 libraries plus 26 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
Being the list below represents around a third of  authorities in the UK, the final figure could be from 800 to 1000.

News
The decision to remove funding for BookStart in England is a shocking one. The impact of the bookgifting scheme for preschoolers and for those starting secondary school is a well-known one to librarians and teachers everywhere.  Its loss will be felt now and for many years to come.

Bath and Northeast Somerset – new library for Keynsham – BD Online
Birmingham – pictures of new central library – Designboom
BookTrust – complete withdrawal of funding for Bookstart/Bookedup/Booktime in England – Voices for the Library and Guardian
Buckinghamshire – Chalfont volunteers offer to share expertise – Buckinghamshire Advertiser
Gloucestershire – consultation and campaign - This is Gloucestershire
Midlothian – new public library to be part of high school plans - Scotsman
Moray – libraries are safe – Press and Journal
Northamptonshire – fears expressed over cuts – Evening Telegraph
Oxfordshire – author protest letter - Alan Gibbons
Somerset – more cuts to come – This is the West Country

Artists of the Resistance - Alan Gibbons
Cuts to services, including to libraries, is wrong – This is Bristol
Day of action planned against library closures – Guardian
MLA – criticism of Roy Clare and his reply – Private Eye (via Alan Gibbons)
(USA) Man cries as library closes - Youtube
(USA) Twelve ways libraries are good for the country – American Libraries
What is a Read-In? And why? – Voices for the Library

363 libraries plus 26 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
Being the list below represents around a third of  authorities in the UK, the final figure could be from 800 to 1000.

Changes to the total

News
Gloucestershire – consultation and campaign - This is Gloucestershire
Moray – libraries are safe – Press and Journal
Northamptonshire – fears expressed over cuts – Evening Telegraph

Day of action planned against library closures – Guardian
Cuts to services, including to libraries, is wrong – This is Bristol

List of cuts by authority (click on name of authority for link to relevant report)

Aberdeenshire – some
Angus - 4 libraries closed this year (April) to be possibly replaced by a mobile
Argyll and Bute – 3 libraries and mobile library.
Barking and Dagenham – 5
Barnet – some – public consultation here
Barnsley – up to 8
Bedfordshire – 1 mobile to go
Birmingham – 39 (three libraries lose hours so Tower Hill can remain open)
Bolton – Up to 8
Brent - 6 (out of 12)
Bristol – some may be staffed by volunteers
Buckinghamshire – up to 14 to close or be staffed by volunteers
Bury – 1 (1 other reduced hours) – Manchester Evening News
Cambridgeshire – some
Camden - several plus one mobile library (£2 million cut)
Central Bedfordshire – one mobile library to go
Conwy – 7 (out of 12)
Cornwall – up to 23
Croydon – 6 plus 1 local studies
Devon - (mobile stops cut)
Doncaster – 13, (may also be taken out of council control)
Dorset - up to 20 (out of 34) to close or be given to community groups  (£143k off bookfund).  Dorset is the sole council to receive an actual increase in funding for 2010/11.
Dumfries – 7
Durham – some
Flintshire – 5 and at least one mobile
Gateshead - some (school library service, music library, AIRS talking newspaper under threat)
Gloucestershire - Up to 25 and 6 mobiles  – 11 to close or go to volunteers. 7 to close if they don’t find a partner.  A further 11 reduced to 3.5 hours a week (this is just a small figure I include them under “closed”), 6 mobile libraries to go. 
Hampshire – (58 FTE jobs to go) (and mobile library review)(libraries merged with IT/property etc)
Harrow – (34 FTE to go)
Hartlepool - 1 confirmed to close (another to merge with community centre, all library’s hours cut)
Hertfordshire – (opening hours to be cut by one third – from 2236 hours down to 1575) – At least one library (Borehamwood)  faces a 40% cut
Highland – (Wick Library to close and merge with school library)
Hounslow - some (£869k p.a cut – reduction in hours,12 FTE to go, 1 IT skills suite closed)
Isle of Wight – 9 (out of 11)
Kirklees - at least 1
Leeds – Up to 20 (out of 52)
Leicestershire – all libraries could be privatised, put to trust or shared (merge of lending/reference- 14 FTE jobs lost)
Lewisham – 5
Liverpool – some
Merton – (2 libraries will have reduced hours)
Milton Keynes – 2
Newport - 7
Northern Ireland – 9
Northamptonshire – 8 out of 38 may close, 2 mobile libraries to end. Cuts to management and support also.
Northumberland – some 
North Lanarkshire - 1 (closed March 2010)
North Norfolk – some (c. £1m reduction)
North Somerset – 1 closed, 2 proposed. Weston Mercury update
North Yorkshire – 24 to close or be staffed by volunteers, 9 mobiles to go off road.
Nottingham – (80 FTE jobs to go, 75% off bookfund, 30 libraries have less opening hours)
Oldham – (increase in volunteers, merging, cuts)
Oxfordshire – 20 – list of those under threat here, Oxford Central hours extended to 7 days per week
Redbridge - 5 out of 12 may close, another may relocate.
Renfrewshire - (2 libraries to move into smaller sites in community centres)
Richmond – 1 (£351k cut)
Rochdale – (some library managers to to go in first phase of cuts)
Sefton – 3
Sheffield – (30% cut expected)
Shropshire – 1 (reference library to merge with central library)
Somerset -  20 (out of 34) will be offered to community groups. 4 (out of 6) mobile libraries will also go.  Ten other libraries will have a 10% reduction in hours. List of closures here .Consultation period ends on 14th Jan.
Stoke – 2 and 1 mobile library, (ends RNIB service)
Suffolk – up to 2
Swansea - some
Thanet – some
Tower Hamlets – (staff made to reapply for their own jobs -23 library staff replaced)
Wakefieldat least 2
Walsall – at least 8 (30 FTE). More details here 
Walthamstow – some
Wandsworth – 1 (mention in Guardian here) plus reduction in hours in others.
Warrington – 2 and 1 mobile library
West Sussex - Some (5 FTE lost, some librarians pay reduced to library assistant)
Wigan - Up to 15 out of 17  (£1.1m cut off £4m budget)
Wiltshire – (26 FTE posts to go inc. 9 out of 13 community librarians)
Worcestershire – some

Authorities which have announced no library closures
Brighton
Devon (may have reduced opening hours, less mobile stops, no new Exeter Library)


Hillingdon
Moray – (may move to being in a Trust) 
Staffordshire
Wirral 

Northern Ireland closures; National Read-In on 5th February?

363 libraries plus 26 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
Being the list below represents around a third of  authorities in the UK, the final figure could be from 800 to 1000.

Changes to the total

- plus 9 (out of 77) – Northern Ireland

News
Northern Ireland becomes the last part of the United Kingdom, from the very north of Scotland to Cornwall to South Wales, to announce library closures.  There have been several authorities trying to avoid closing libraries by proposing transferring them to trusts.  While this is certainly better than closing them, the experience of trusts has not been an altogether happy one for library users.  Alan Gibbons, spurred on by the historic nature of the cuts is trying to organise a national campaign to save them. 
 
Angus – Alan Gibbons and Kate Mosse give support to Edzell Library – The Courier
Doncaster – Council not talking to CILIP despite claims – Save Doncaster Libraries
Greenwich – libraries to transfer to a trust? – News Shopper
Moray – libraries to transfer to trust? – BBC
North Yorkshire – Momentum gained in libraries campaign – Scarborough Evening News
Northamptonshire – save Irchester Library campaign – Evening Telegraph
Northern Ireland – Concerns at Richhill as nine libraries under threat – Portadown Times
Richmond – Cuts still going ahead despite better than expected funding – Richmond and Twickenham Times
Somerset – Friends of Glastonbury Library try to save it- Facebook
Somerset – New campaign group formed and release a video – Save Somerset Libraries
Somerset – Wiveliscombe fears – This is the West Country
Walthamstow – UNISON fears survey will be biased towards closing libraries – This is Local London
Worcestershire – Smaller libraries may be under threat – Worcester Standard

Leading authors warn about library closures - Telegraph
Library closures are cultural crudity – Penny for my thoughts
Museums Association concerned about Arts Council taking over from the MLA – Museums Association
National read-in to save our libraries? – Alan Gibbons
Private schools company says buying your own books are better than using libraries - SFS Group
(USA) How to save your local library – Good Culture
(USA) Libraries deliver lifesaving information – Democrat and Chronicle

Protests in Oxford Street

363 libraries plus 26 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
Being the list below represents around a third of  authorities in the UK, the final figure could be from 800 to 1000.

Changes to the total

- plus 9 (out of 77) – Northern Ireland

News
Doncaster – Council not talking to CILIP despite claims – Save Doncaster Libraries (blog)

North Yorkshire – Momentum gained in libraries campaign – Scarborough Evening News
Northamptonshire – save Irchester Library campaign – Evening Telegraph
Northern Ireland – Concerns at Richhill as nine libraries under threat – Portadown Times
Richmond – Cuts still going ahead despite better than expected funding – Richmond and Twickenham Times
Somerset – Friends of Glastonbury Library try to save it- Facebook
Somerset – New campaign group formed and release a video – Save Somerset Libraries (blog)
Somerset – Wiveliscombe fears – This is the West Country
Walthamstow – UNISON fears survey will be biased towards closing libraries – This is Local London
Worcestershire – Smaller libraries may be under threat – Worcester Standard

Leading authors warn about library closures - Telegraph
Library closures are cultural crudity – Penny for my thoughts (blog)
Museums Association concerned about Arts Council taking over from the MLA – Museums Association
Private schools company says buying your own books are better than using libraries - SFS Group
(USA) How to save your local library – Good Culture (blog)

List of cuts by authority (click on name of authority for link to relevant report)

Aberdeenshire – some
Angus - 4 libraries closed this year (April) to be possibly replaced by a mobile
Argyll and Bute – 3 libraries and mobile library.
Barking and Dagenham – 5
Barnet – some – public consultation here
Barnsley – up to 8
Bedfordshire – 1 mobile to go
Birmingham – 39 (three libraries lose hours so Tower Hill can remain open)
Bolton – Up to 8
Brent - 6 (out of 12)
Bristol – some may be staffed by volunteers
Buckinghamshire – up to 14 to close or be staffed by volunteers
Bury – 1 (1 other reduced hours) – Manchester Evening News
Cambridgeshire – some
Camden - several plus one mobile library (£2 million cut)
Central Bedfordshire – one mobile library to go
Conwy – 7 (out of 12)
Cornwall – up to 23
Croydon – 6 plus 1 local studies
Devon - (mobile stops cut)
Doncaster – 13, (may also be taken out of council control)
Dorset - up to 20 (out of 34) to close or be given to community groups  (£143k off bookfund).  Dorset is the sole council to receive an actual increase in funding for 2010/11.
Dumfries – 7
Durham – some
Flintshire – 5 and at least one mobile
Gateshead - some (school library service, music library, AIRS talking newspaper under threat)
Gloucestershire - Up to 25 and 6 mobiles  – 11 to close or go to volunteers. 7 to close if they don’t find a partner.  A further 11 reduced to 3.5 hours a week (this is just a small figure I include them under “closed”), 6 mobile libraries to go. 
Hampshire – (58 FTE jobs to go) (and mobile library review)(libraries merged with IT/property etc)
Harrow – (34 FTE to go)
Hartlepool - 1 confirmed to close (another to merge with community centre, all library’s hours cut)
Hertfordshire – (opening hours to be cut by one third – from 2236 hours down to 1575) – At least one library (Borehamwood)  faces a 40% cut
Highland – (Wick Library to close and merge with school library)
Hounslow - some (£869k p.a cut – reduction in hours,12 FTE to go, 1 IT skills suite closed)
Isle of Wight – 9 (out of 11)
Kirklees - at least 1
Leeds – Up to 20 (out of 52)
Leicestershire – all libraries could be privatised, put to trust or shared (merge of lending/reference- 14 FTE jobs lost)
Lewisham – 5
Liverpool – some
Merton – (2 libraries will have reduced hours)
Milton Keynes – 2
Newport - 7
Northern Ireland – 9
Northamptonshire – 8 out of 38 may close, 2 mobile libraries to end. Cuts to management and support also.
Northumberland – some 
North Lanarkshire - 1 (closed March 2010)
North Norfolk – some (c. £1m reduction)
North Somerset – 1 closed, 2 proposed. Weston Mercury update
North Yorkshire – 24 to close or be staffed by volunteers, 9 mobiles to go off road.
Nottingham – (80 FTE jobs to go, 75% off bookfund, 30 libraries have less opening hours)
Oldham – (increase in volunteers, merging, cuts)
Oxfordshire – 20 – list of those under threat here, Oxford Central hours extended to 7 days per week
Redbridge - 5 out of 12 may close, another may relocate.
Renfrewshire - (2 libraries to move into smaller sites in community centres)
Richmond – 1 (£351k cut)
Rochdale – (some library managers to to go in first phase of cuts)
Sefton – 3
Sheffield – (30% cut expected)
Shropshire – 1 (reference library to merge with central library)
Somerset -  20 (out of 34) will be offered to community groups. 4 (out of 6) mobile libraries will also go.  Ten other libraries will have a 10% reduction in hours. List of closures here .Consultation period ends on 14th Jan.
Stoke – 2 and 1 mobile library, (ends RNIB service)
Suffolk – up to 2
Swansea - some
Thanet – some
Tower Hamlets – (staff made to reapply for their own jobs -23 library staff replaced)
Wakefieldat least 2
Walsall – at least 8 (30 FTE). More details here 
Walthamstow – some
Wandsworth – 1 (mention in Guardian here) plus reduction in hours in others.
Warrington – 2 and 1 mobile library
West Sussex - Some (5 FTE lost, some librarians pay reduced to library assistant)
Wigan - Up to 15 out of 17  (£1.1m cut off £4m budget)
Wiltshire – (26 FTE posts to go inc. 9 out of 13 community librarians)
Worcestershire – some