Libraries News Round-up: 11th February 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th February
Lincolnshire library campaigners file for judicial review
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-campaigners-file-judicial-review.html

BBC News : 11th February
Lincolnshire group challenges council’s library change
A campaign group is going to the High Court to challenge a move by Lincolnshire County Council to change its library system.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-26128146

Public Libraries News : 11th February
Editorial Lincolnshire judicial review request … and the City Business Library
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/lincolnshire-judicial-review-request-and-the-city-business-library.html

Grimsby Telegraph : 11th February
2,000 have their say future of libarieis in North East Lincolnshire
The consultation closed at the end of January and officers are now starting the process of analysing the feedback from the consultation which will help to shape the proposals needed to ensure a more affordable service is provided.
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/2-000-say-service/story-20602358-detail/story.html

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 10th February
“A very positive result” my arse… 
Read the responses from a survey of people submitting their ‘business plans’ 
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/02/10/community-groups-give-real-reason-for-saving-libraries/ 

BBC News : 11th February
Cornwall mobile library service future questioned
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-26125240

Thorne Gazette : 11th February
Fresh battle on to save Doncaster library
A library which survived Doncaster Council cuts and was taken over by volunteers just a year ago is facing a new threat to stay open.
http://www.thornegazette.co.uk/news/local/fresh-battle-on-to-save-doncaster-library-1-6431957

BBC News : 11th February
Sheffield libraries may be saved by public health funds
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-26127578

The Star : 11th February
Sheffield libraries could all be saved
Around 75 library staff would lose their jobs. Coun David Baker, Sheffield Liberal Democrats’ spokesman for libraries, pointed out libraries still remain under threat of closure.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-libraries-could-all-be-saved-1-6430670

Chronicle Live : 10th February
Future of three Newcastle libraries still under discussion
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/future-three-newcastle-libraries-still-6689413

Southport Visitor : 11th February
Sefton Council slammed following promotion of Library Day after the closures in Southport 
http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/southport-news/southport-southport-news/2014/02/11/council-slammed-following-promotion-of-library-day-after-the-closures-in-southport-101022-34313342/

Burnham-on-sea.com : 11th February
Concerns raised over council’s revamp plans for Burnham Library
“I strongly object to these plans.  Changing the library into office space is just not on.”
http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2014/library-changes-11-02-14.php

Birmingham Libraries Campaigns : 11th February
Closing Spring Hill Library and what will be lost?
In the last four years over £380k has been spent by the city council in refurbishing both the interior and exterior of Spring Hill Library.     Read on …
http://birminghamlibrariescampaigns.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/spring-hill-library-more-than-the-waste-of-a-good-investment/

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