Round up

THE GUARDIAN : 20th February

In a country like Britain, obsessed with the now, libraries are a political battleground

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/20/bin-library-books-risk-purging-past

 

 

This Is Local London : 20th February

Barnet’s Labour councillors put forward motion to halt library cuts

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11808757.Councillors_to_vote_on_stopping_library_cuts/

 

 

Bromsgrove Standard : 20th February

Worcestershire | ‘Taking on volunteers whilst axing 1,500 staff is immoral’ claims councillor http://www.bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/2015/02/20/news-Taking-on-volunteers-whilst-axing-staff-is-immoral-claims-councillor-127335.html

 

 

Bitterne Park Info : 20th February

‘We have to fight fiercely for libraries’ says Chris Packham

?http://www.bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2612:audo-we-have-to-fight-fiercely-for-libraries-says-chris-packham&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59

Audio : Chris Packham talks about Libraries (iPlayer)

http://radio.bitternepark.info/chris_packham_at_cobbett_road_library.mp3

 

 

Thurrock Gazette : 20th February

GUEST COLUMNIST: Russell Brand: Libraries are the lifeblood of Thurrock

http://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/bloggers/blogs/11808052.GUEST_COLUMNIST__Russell_Brand__Libraries_are_the_lifeblood_of_Thurrock/

 

 

Liverpool Echo : 20th February

Wirral library cuts campaign group set for further action after occupation of Seacombe Library

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/wirral-library-cuts-campaign-group-8688201

 

 

Burton Mail : 20th February

Staffordshire | No volunteers come forward to run Barton under Needwood Library as decision is reached on 6 others http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/volunteers-come-forward-run-Barton-Needwood/story-26054474-detail/story.html

 

 

Brent & Kilburn Times : 20th February

Lib Dem candidate for Brent North pledges to donate half of his MP salary to community libraries http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/politics/lib_dem_candidate_for_brent_north_pledges_do_donate_half_of_his_mp_salary_to_community_libraries_1_3963050

PRIVATE EYE | Library News

SCL ‘internships’ (p.29)

Issue No. 1386 – Now in newsagents

 

THE BOOKSELLER : 18th February

Over half Staffs libraries to be volunteer-run

Alan Gibbons quoted

http://thebookseller.com/news/over-half-staffs-libraries-be-volunteer-run

 

 

Coventry Telegraph : 18th February

Every Coventry library to remain open for another year

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/every-coventry-library-remain-open-8672897

 

 

Hertfordshire Mercury : 18th February

Bestselling author Ken Follett speaks of need to protect libraries

http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/International-bestselling-author-Ken-Follett/story-26044967-detail/story.html

 

 

Hull Daily Mail : 18th February

Volunteers launch Victoria Dock community library service in Hull

“We hope this will be a valuable service to readers who find it difficult to travel to local libraries.”

Open for 1hr a week & volunteers to manage collections

?http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Volunteers-launch-Victoria-Dock-community-library/story-26041301-detail/story.html

 

 

Shropshire Star : 18th February

Church Stretton traders join campaign against library move

?http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/02/18/church-stretton-traders-join-campaign-against-library-move/

 

 

The Socialist : 18th February

Labour council to deal ‘savage blow’ to Coventry

http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/844/20114/18-02-2015/labour-council-to-deal-savage-blow-to-coventry

 

 

Eastwood Advertiser : 18th February

PHONEBOX library, Nottinghamshire

“This new approach complements the council’s long term modernisation strategy”

http://www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/calls-for-book-donors-at-eastwood-s-phonebox-library-1-7113372

 

 

Batley News : 18th February

Kirklees budget 2015: Conservative proposals

Includes proposals for Library Service

http://www.batleynews.co.uk/news/local/kirklees-budget-2015-conservative-proposals-1-7112653

 

 

Market Rasen Mail : 18th February

Letter | Libraries – We made the right decision

http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/libraries-we-made-the-right-decision-1-6583770

 

 

Stoke Sentinel : 18th February

Staffordshire council leaders approve libraries plan

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Staffordshire-council-leaders-approve-libraries/story-26045338-detail/story.html

 

Staffordshire Newsletter : 18th February

Penkridge Library campaigners win their battle to keep council-run service

http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Penkridge-Library-campaigners-win-battle-council/story-26046531-detail/story.html

 

A Little Bit of Stone : 18th February

Staffordshire | Stone library will still be managed by county council

http://alittlebitofstone.com/2015/02/18/stone-library-will-still-be-managed-by-county-council/

 

 

Bitterne Park Info : 16th February

Southampton | Vital public meeting – Monday 23rd Feb – for future of Cobbett Road Library

http://www.bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2608:vital-public-meeting-for-future-of-cobbett-road-library-called&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59