Libraries News Round-up: 12th July 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 12th July
Campaigners warn of libraries in crisis across England
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/campaigners-warn-of-libraries-in-crisis-across-england-8706460.html

THE GUARDIAN : 12th July
Library campaigners predict 1,000 closures by 2016
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jul/12/library-campaigners-1000-closures-2016

Public Libraries News : 11th July
DCMS to consult on abolishing an already abolished  libraries body … with resultant changes to the 1964 Act that make  libraries statutory
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/07/dcms-to-consult-on-abolishing-an-already-abolished-libraries-body-with-resultant-changes-to-the-1964-act-that-make-libraries-statutory.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th July
US ‘ahead of UK on library advocacy’ 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/us-ahead-uk-library-advocacy.html

Schoolsimprovement.net : 12th July
Sutton Trust Report | Clever but poor boys ‘are 30 months behind richer peers in reading’
http://schoolsimprovement.net/clever-but-poor-boys-are-30-months-behind-richer-peers-in-reading/
and : 12th July – THE GUARDIAN
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/jul/12/education-poverty-clever-pupils-reading-gap

BBC News : 12th July
Class divide in boys’ reading skills seen in Pisa scores
Research for the Sutton Trust educational charity says Scotland’s gap is the highest in the developed world, while England’s is the second  highest.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23271555

Civilsociety.co.uk : 12th July
£1m Paul Hamlyn grant will support reading flashmobs, apps and games
A library-based youth reading and volunteering programme that was highly commended at this year’s Charity Awards has just won £1m from the Paul  Hamlyn Foundation to enable it to scale up to reach 13 times as many  young people.
http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/fundraising/news/content/15717/1m_paul_hamlyn_grant_will_support_reading_flashmobs_and_reading-inspired_apps

This Is Bristol : 11th July
Letter | This will harm our wilting cultural reputation
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/harm-wilting-cultural-reputation/story-19503794-detail/story.html

Guardian Series : 12th July
Busy Harrow Green Community Library staff double opening days, appoint honorary president and launch website
The volunteer run Harrow Green Community Library, based at the Epicentre in West Street, Leytonstone, is now open two days a week.  Its new honorary president is a Councillor.
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/wfnews/10544707.Busy_library_staff_double_opening_days__appoint_honorary_president_and_launch_website/

Rutland Times : 12th July
Lincolnshire | Video: Deepings MP John Hayes backs library campaign            
http://www.rutland-times.co.uk/news/local/video-deepings-mp-john-hayes-backs-library-campaign-1-5280199

Good Library Guide : 12th July
Battersea Power Station to be the new National Public Library
http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/

Harrow Green

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