Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2016

Bromsgrove Advertiser : 12 October
Frankley Library avoids axe but faces cuts to opening hours under Birmingham City Council consultation
http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/14797513.Frankley_Library_avoids_axe_but_faces_cuts_to_opening_hours/

 

East London & West Sussex Guardian : 12 October
‘This is a scandal’- communities hit back at plan to close Walthamstow libraries
http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/14797435._This_is_a_scandal___communities_hit_back_at_plan_to_close_libraries/

 

The Socialist newspaper : 12 October
Union campaign strikes blow against Bromley Tories
Bromley, Bexley, Croydon and Greenwich mentioned, plus Carillion
http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/23743/12-10-2016/union-library-campaign-strikes-blow-against-bromley-tories

 

The Spectator : 12 October
What books mean to rough sleepers – and the library that helps them
Details the work of Quaker Homeless Action mobile library, giving homeless people who can’t borrow from public libraries access to books
http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/10/what-books-mean-to-rough-sleepers-and-the-library-that-helps-them/

 

BBC News : 12 October
US libraries seeking 21st Century model
Library services in UK and US compared; innovation vs primary purpose
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36940424 

 

Blackpool Gazette : 13 October
Lancashire | A lifeline for doomed libraries?
http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/a-lifeline-for-doomed-libraries-1-8177779

 

Bedfordshire News : 13 October
Library consultation extended after bin cut ‘rush through’ slammed
http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/library-consultation-extended-after-bin-cut-rush-through-slammed-for-ignoring-residents-concerns/story-29805238-detail/story.html

 

Sunderland Echo : 13 October
One week left to have a say on future of Sunderland’s library services
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/one-week-left-to-have-a-say-on-future-of-sunderland-s-library-services-1-8180023

 

The Big Issue : 13 October
John Bird warns Parliament: Close libraries and you’ll be forced to build more prisons
http://www.bigissue.com/the-mix/news/7028/john-bird-warns-parliament-close-libraries-and-youll-be-forced-to-build-more

 

Warrington Guardian : 13 October
Letter | Widening gap
http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/yoursay/letters/14800812.Widening_gap/

 

Warrington Guardian : 13 October
Letter | Flawed model
http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/yoursay/letters/14800784.Flawed_model/ 

 

Warrington Guardian : 13 October
Letter | Failed system
http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/yoursay/letters/14800866.Failed_system/

 

Northern Echo : 13 October
Darlington | Anne Fine joins Crown Street in renewed effort to resist closure plan
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14801829.Anne_Fine_joins_Crown_Street_campaigners_in_renewed_effort_to_resist_closure_plans/

Image taken at event with storyteller John Kirk, at Wibsley Library in Bradford, West Yorkshire

Image taken at event with storyteller John Kirk, at Wibsley Library in Bradford, West Yorkshire

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