Libraries News Round-up: 1 September 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 1st September
Four of the UK’s most innovative libraries 
From robot building to cooking lessons, public libraries are creatively staving off the threat of closure
Jenny Peachey is a policy officer for Carnegie UK Trust
http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/sep/01/four-of-the-uks-most-innovative-libraries

Pirate FM – News : 1st September
Hundreds Of Jobs To Go At Cornwall Council
Libraries could be run by volunteers and/or town and parish councils; Cornwall Council says it wants to ensure none of them are closed.
http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/1383948/hundreds-of-jobs-to-go-at-cornwall-council/

Express & Star : 1st September
Council spends £6m in pay-offs for more than 300 staff
Staffordshire County Council has spent £6.25 million on redundancy payouts over the last year as 339 people left their posts.
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/09/01/council-spends-6m-in-pay-offs-for-more-than-300-staff/

Windsor Observer : 29th August
Sunday opening scheme at Royal Borough libraries made permanent
http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/windsor/articles/2014/08/29/103186-sunday-opening-scheme-at-royal-borough-libraries-made-permanent/

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