Libraries News Round-up: 10th February 2014

Kent Online : 10th February
Minister Ed Vaizey picks Deal library as the place to be on National Library Day
Mr Vaizey said: “It is important libraries remain relevant.”
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/east_kent_mercury/news/minister-comes-to-deal-for-12558/

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th February
Blog | Get stuck in – by Desmond Clarke
http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/get-stuck.html

Alan Gibbons Blog : 9th February
An appeal to friends of the public library service
http://alangibbons.net/2014/02/an-appeal-to-friends-of-the-public-library-service/

Public Libraries News : 9th February
Editorial | Two cheers for National Libraries Day
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/two-cheers-for-national-libraries-day.html

The Lincolnite : 10th February
Campaigners request judicial review over Lincolnshire library cuts
The judicial review request was issued by Public Interest Lawyers of Eight Hylton Street in Birmingham, on behalf of Simon Draper from Lincoln.
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2014/02/judicial-review-requested-lincolnshire-library-cuts/

Ledbury Reporter : 10th February
The importance of libraries celebrated across the county – article & Video 
http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/10999525.The_importance_of_libraries_celebrated_across_the_county___video/

ITV News : 10th February
Video | Closure threatened libraries get lifeline
Closure threatened libraries in Sheffield could have been thrown a financial lifeline today after the city council found more cash to help run them.  …   Martin Fisher is at the Council, to explain what happened.http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2014-02-10/closure-threatened-libraries-get-lifeline/

The Star : 10th February
BREAKING: All Sheffield libraries could stay open with new cash deal
All of Sheffield’s libraries could stay open – as a proposed £262,000 funding proposal is revealed today.  … Groups would be able to ‘bid’ for money – to help pay for running costs such as heating and lighting, volunteer training and IT security – for up to three years. The money would come from public health funds.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/breaking-all-sheffield-libraries-could-stay-open-with-new-cash-deal-1-6429899

The Star : 10th February
Sheffield | We hope it’s not the final chapter 
“This library serves a massive area, including Broomhill, Ranmoor and Fulwood. My kids love to come down after school and we don’t have to use a car or get caught in traffic – we wouldn’t go to any other library.”
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/we-hope-it-s-not-the-final-chapter-1-6428898

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