Libraries News Round-up: 12th November 2013

News North Wales : 12th November
Closing libraries across Wrexham ‘would hit service standards’
“It is not known whether there are legal implications of not meeting the standards” – Report by Cllr Hugh Jones, lead member for communities, partnerships and collaboration
http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/128192/closing-libraries-across-wrexham-would-hit-service-standards-.aspx

Penarth Times : 12th November
Petition launched to save Penarth Library
http://www.penarthtimes.co.uk/news/penarth_news/10803587.Petition_launched_to_save_Penarth_Library/

Banbury Guardian : 12th November
Big society in action at village libraries
But the Friends of the Community of Adderbury Library (FOCAL), The Friends of Hook Norton Community Library and the Friends of Deddington Library (FoDL) have all begun fundraising to try to maintain their existing levels of paid staff.
http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/local-news/big-society-in-action-at-village-libraries-1-5666333

The Star : 12th November
Call to save Sheffield libraries
Thousands of homes in Totley, Bradway and Dore will be visited by protesters over the next 10 days to get local residents to support the bid to save Totley Library.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/campaigns/call-to-save-sheffield-libraries-1-6237303

Inside Moray : 11th November
Author appeals to Moray Council for a change of mind over Libraries
http://insidemoray.co.uk/?p=1289

Malvern Gazette : 11th November
JobCentre set for move into town’s library
Residents have been assured there will be no reduction in library or Worcestershire Hub service once the move is complete.
http://www.malverngazette.co.uk/news/malvern/10800829.JobCentre_set_for_move_into_town_s_library/

News North Wales : 11th November
Anger over plans to close Wrexham’s libraries to save £92,000
http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/128159/anger-over-plans-to-close-wrexham-s-libraries-to-save-92-000.aspx

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th November
Progress for community-owned bookshop
Diana Edmonds, head of libraries at GLL, said the unusual partnership between the library and bookshop will create “THE Book Place on Northcote Road.”
http://thebookseller.com/news/progress-community-owned-bookshop.html

Hook Norton Community Libary

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