Libraries News Round-up: 11th October 2013

Sunderland Echo : 11th October
Sunderland library occupation ends peacefully
At one point, 60-year-old Helmut Izaks handcuffed himself to a library security scanner.
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/sunderland-library-occupation-ends-peacefully-1-6140507

Sunderland Echo : 11th October
Nine condemned Sunderland libraries close their doors today
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/the-final-chapter-nine-condemned-sunderland-libraries-close-their-doors-today-1-6136069

Craven Herald & Pioneer : 11th October
Anger over new uniforms for cash-strapped Skipton Library
One member of staff, who wished not to be named, said: “This is totally ridiculous when the library service is pleading poverty and closing branches all over the place.”
http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/10730347.Anger_over_new_uniforms_for_cash_strapped_Skipton_Library/

Manchester Evening News : 11th October
Volunteers save Burnage Library after council cuts threatened its futureĀ 
Council library staff will be on hand for about 15 hours a week at the newly-christened Burnage Library, Activity and Information Hub.
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/volunteers-save-burnage-library-after-6174245

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 11th October
Michael Palin: people only realise the value of a library after it’s axed
People only realise the value of a library after it’s been axed, Michael Palin has said, as he encourages communities to fight closures.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/10372037/Michael-Palin-people-only-realise-the-value-of-a-library-after-its-axed.html

London Evening Standard : 11th October
“That money would be better spent on the libraries and schools that help immigrants to learn English
http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/lucy-tobin-dont-let-the-rules-of-the-road-get-lost-in-translation-8874009.html

Sunderland libraries protest

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