Libraries News Round-up: 12th September 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 12th September
‘The price of libraries is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation’
Lincolnshire’s library cuts do not make economic sense because growth relies on a literate public, argues author Abigail Tarttelin.
http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2013/sep/12/lincolnshire-libraries-cuts-ignorant-nation

Bay TV Liverpool : 12th September
Royal opening for jewel in Liverpool’s crown
HRH The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, will unveil a special plaque, marking the official opening of the newly refurbished city gem onMonday 23 September.
http://baytvliverpool.com/vod/index.php?vid=JBV5231a40deb676

Boston Standard : 12th September
‘Scrap borough and district councils and save the libraries’
Coun Pain believes the unitary status would save up to £25 million a year after examining a similar case in Wiltshire.  … Coun Pain’s motion will be discussed by councillors tomorrow (Friday). He is also leading a ‘breakaway’ group with five other UKIP councillors with the final line-up set to be revealed tomorrow.
http://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/news/local/scrap-borough-and-district-councils-and-save-the-libraries-1-5485092

Herald Scotland : 12th September
Letter
 | Libraries vote is a disgrace 
http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/letters/libraries-vote-is-a-disgrace.22127526

Luton Today : 12th September
Video -Library campaigners protest outside Town Hall
http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/community/community-news/video-library-campaigners-protest-outside-town-hall-1-5483292

Luton Today : 12th September
Church steps in to save a library
“We felt God was saying to us to increase our community involvement, which we have tried to do.  ….  Therefore we met and prayed about how we could best help.”
http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-culture/church-steps-in-to-save-a-library-1-5483215

GPonline.com : 12th September
GP’s plan to hand NHS role to libraries backed in Wales 
Dr Malcolm Rigler, a health ambassador at the Patients’ Association, is pushing for libraries, particularly in rural areas, to work with GP practices and other healthcare professionals to help educate patients.
http://www.gponline.com/News/article/1211037/gps-plan-hand-nhs-role-libraries-backed-wales/

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