Libraries News Round-up: 11 June 2014

Crowdfunder
The National Public Library Festival
celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Public Libraries Act
http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/National-Public-Libraries-Festival

The Echo : 11th June
Libraries closure plans are on hold
Controversial plans to shut libraries or staff them with volunteers have been stopped – just a day after new leaders took over at Southend Council.
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/11268567.New_Southend_Council_leaders_put_library_closure_plans_on_hold/

Express & Star : 11th June
Concern raised on future of libraries in Staffordshire
Fears have been raised over the burden being placed on volunteers …
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/06/11/concern-raised-on-future-of-libraries-in-staffordshire/

Staffordshire Newsletter : 11th June
Communities in Gnosall, Penkridge and Stafford asked to run their local libraries
http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Communities-Gnosall-Penkridge-Stafford-asked-run/story-21217744-detail/story.html

Burton Mail : 11th June
Staffordshire Burton’s library has major role to play in the future
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/News/Burtons-library-has-major-role-to-play-in-the-future-20140611130728.htm

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