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Library lockdown success could threaten physical services, leaders warn

Heads of library services fear the success of digital and remote lending during lockdown could threaten their physical facilities, with the potential for “brutal” cuts... Read more

Library footfall down 80% on last year

Footfall at Britain's public libraries is down by about 80% on the same period last year, according to figures from library body Libraries Connected.... Read more

Pearse to hold live events for Libraries Connected

Libraries Connected has announced that author Lesley Pearse will launch its new series of virtual events. Read more

Libraries to adopt 'safety first' approach for July reopenings

Libraries are preparing to reopen on 4th July with a “safety first” approach, backed by a toolkit from Libraries Connected and a greater confidence in their digital... Read more

Lockdown surge for library membership and e-book loans

A 205% surge in e-book library loans and extra investment in digital resources during the coronavirus crisis will have a long-term effect on public libraries,... Read more

Libraries Connected launches online services round-up

Charity Libraries Connected has launched Libraries From Home, a page on its website rounding up remote services libraries across the country are delivering during the coronavirus crisis. ... Read more

Libraries Connected calls for 'clear decision' from government on library closures

Libraries Connected is calling on the government to issue "clear" guidance about closing libraries in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, highlighting "it is equally important that library staff... Read more

Savidge takes up library role for BBC Novels That Shaped Our World

Simon Savidge has left his role at Liverpool Libraries to take charge of logistics for the BBC’s Novels That Shaped Our World libraries events programme.... Read more

Reading Agency launches booklist to support children's mental health

The Reading Agency has launched a new booklist, Reading Well, to support children’s mental health and wellbeing. Read more

Libraries Connected to launch income-generation funding scheme

Libraries Connected is using a £150,000 Arts Council England grant for a training and mentoring programme helping services develop funding strategies. Read more

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