Libraries News Round-up: 11 December 2015

YOU TUBE
Save Barnet Libraries animation
Residents & school children star in a new film.  It’s brilliant!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3XfibjbJuA&feature=youtu.be

THE GUARDIAN : 11th December
Val McDermid and Ian Rankin join attack on swingeing library cuts
Fife and Lambeth featured.  Laura Swaffield quoted on Lambeth
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/11/ian-rankin-val-mcdermid-condemn-fife-library-cuts

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th December
McDermid and Rankin slam Fife library closures
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/anger-fifes-decision-close-16-libraries-318337

Eastbourne Herald : 11th December
East Sussex | Helen Burton: Don’t write off our libraries yet
http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/columnists/helen-burton-don-t-write-off-our-libraries-yet-1-7107387

Public Libraries News : 10th December
Editorial | If you take the money away, people don’t come as much: CIPFA figures 2014/15
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/12/if-you-take-the-money-away-people-dont-come-as-much-cipfa-figures-201415.html

Birmingham Newsroom : 10th December
Another milestone for the Library of Birmingham
http://birminghamnewsroom.com/another-milestone-for-the-library-of-birmingham/

The Courier : 10th December
‘This isn’t over’ — Fife library campaigners consider legal fight
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/fife/this-isn-t-over-fife-library-campaigners-consider-legal-fight-1.914828

The Courier : 10th December
Fife library closures: Author Val McDermid ‘saddened and angered’ by decision
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/fife/fife-library-closures-author-val-mcdermid-saddened-and-angered-by-decision-1.914879

BBC News : 9th December
More than 100 libraries shut in 2014-15
DCMS quoted
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35049474

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th December
Sixteen libraries in Fife to close
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sixteen-libraries-fife-close-318296

Hereford Times : 9th December
Hereford Library Users Group positive about working with council to explore options for future service delivery of library in city
http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/14133087.Hereford_Library_Users_Group_positive_about_working_with_council_to_explore_options_for_future_service_delivery_of_library_in_city/

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