Libraries News Round-up: 11th September 2013

BBC Radio 4 : 11th September
Michael Rosen | Our Libraries – The Next Chapter: Episode 2 
on iPlayer
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039q5dv

IOE London : 11th September
Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom, study finds
The research was conducted by Dr Alice Sullivan and Matt Brown, who analysed the reading behaviour of approximately 6,000 young people being followed by the 1970 British Cohort Study, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council  …..  The combined effect on children’s progress of reading books often, going to the library regularly and reading newspapers at 16 was four times greater than the advantage children gained from having a parent with a degree.
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/newsEvents/89938.html

Public Libraries News : 10th September
Editorial | Protesters against library closures “can sue the council & see how far they get”
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/09/protesters-against-library-closures-can-sue-the-council-and-see-how-far-they-get.html

THE GUARDIAN : 11th September
Children’s bedtime stories on the wane, according to survey
Only 64% of respondents said they read their children bedtime stories, even though 91% were themselves read bedtime stories when young.
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/11/children-bedtime-stories-on-wane-survey

Gazette & Herald : 11th September
Wiltshire’s libraries land £100,000 Arts Council funding
http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/10667578.Wiltshire___s_libraries_land___100_000_Arts_Council_funding/

The Scotsman : 11th September
Moray libraries: Councillors write to watchdog
“… serious concerns” that the decision is both incompetent and potentially illegal in terms of the Equalities Act 2010.”
http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/moray-libraries-councillors-write-to-watchdog-1-3087466

Northern Scot : 11th September
SNP question legality of library decision
http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/SNP-question-legality-of-library-decision-11092013.htm

Herald Scotland : 11th September
Vote to see half of all libraries shut is branded ‘staggering’
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/vote-to-see-half-of-all-libraries-shut-is-branded-staggering.22115936

Press & Journal : 11th September
Moray Fury as cost-cuts vote shuts seven libraries
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/3388155

Market Rasen Mail : 11th September
Lincolnshire ‘Volunteer libraries not the way forward’
http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/volunteer-libraries-not-the-way-forward-1-5474126

Skegness Standard : 11th September
Axe district councils to save Lincolnshire’s libraries, suggests councillor
http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/axe-district-councils-to-save-lincolnshire-s-libraries-suggests-councillor-1-5479063

Grantham Journal : 11th September
Lincolnshire Protest group to hold public meeting in Grantham against library cuts
http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/local/protest-group-to-hold-public-meeting-in-grantham-against-library-cuts-1-5478382

This Is Lincolnshire : 11th September
Letter Library closures a ridiculous decision
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Library-closures-ridiculous-decision/story-19779083-detail/story.html#axzz2eaQbenvd

Horncastle News : 11th September
Campaigners step up battle to halt cuts to Horncastle Library
http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/local/campaigners-step-up-battle-to-halt-cuts-to-horncastle-library-1-5478390

Rutland Times : 11th September
Deepings Library campaigners grill councillor at public meeting
http://www.rutland-times.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/deepings-library-campaigners-grill-councillor-at-public-meeting-1-5476345

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