Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 12th September
Young read more books than older generation, research finds
“It’s vital that libraries aren’t written off as irrelevant …”
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/12/young-read-more-books-than-older-generation-research

Report The Case for a National Strategy for Public Libraries
Produced by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) for the CoSLA Sports, Arts and Culture Working Group
http://www.scottishlibraries.org/storage/Case_for_a_National_Public_Library_Strategy_Final.pdf

Mick Fortune Has RFID any more to offer libraries – or has demand peaked?
http://www.slideshare.net/mickfortune/wildau-2014?utm_source=slideshow&utm_medium=ssemail&utm_campaign=upload_digest

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 12th September
Sieghart and Suffolk Libraries
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/sieghart-and-sufflok-libraries.html

Birmingham Mail : 12th September
Every child in Birmingham to get free book 
The Year of Reading project will see the Library of Birmingham send schools new library cards in bulk, while a bookseller has pledged to supply a choice of children’s books so that teachers can choose a book each for 120,000 children in the Birmingham Education Partnership’s 270 schools.
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/every-child-birmingham-free-book-7753886

BBC News : 12th September
Powys libraries: Consultation on ‘fundamental changes’
In a worst case scenario, 11 of its 18 branch libraries could close.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-29170786

Worcester News : 12th September
The Hive hits the two million mark 
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/11470595.The_Hive_hits_the_two_million_mark/

Kent & Sussex Courier : 12th September
KCC’s charitable library scheme could save £250 million but leaves staff under threat
http://www.courier.co.uk/KCC-s-charitable-library-scheme-save-250-million/story-22915802-detail/story.html 

Kent Online : 12th September
A new chapter for Kent libraries as charitable trust plan unveiled
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/county-council-set-to-hand-23375/

Kent News : 12th September
Proposals to modernise Kent libraries take a step forward
http://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/proposals_to_modernise_kent_libraries_take_a_step_forward_1_3767795

ITV News : 12th September
Leicestershire Library services could be cut to save £800,000
http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2014-09-12/leicestershire-library-services-cut-to-save-800-000/

Burton Mail : 12th September
Labour candidate Jamie McMahon calls for Leicestershire County Council to delay library fund cuts
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Labour-candidate-Jamie-McMahon-calls/story-22914600-detail/story.html 

Stoke Sentinel : 11th September
Letter | Staffordshire libraries consultation
from Alderman Bill Hughes, Silverdale
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Letters-Staffordshire-libraries-consultation/story-22907013-detail/story.html

Stoke Sentinel : 11th September
Silverdale and Knutton library campaigners hand in 1,440-name petition
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Silverdale-Knutton-library-campaigners-hand-1-440/story-22907387-detail/story.html

Sleaford Standard : 11th September
Lincolnshire | Library campaigners welcome consultation
http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/local/library-campaigners-welcome-consultation-1-6293890

Surrey and East Sussex

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