Libraries News Round-up: 13th February 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 13th February
Robert Muchamore goes after fellow children’s writers with ‘big samurai sword’
“trivial concerns …”
Muchamore went on to say that he was not anti-library, rather “anti bombast”, adding that if he were a local councillor facing a choice between a library, meals on wheels or mental health provision, libraries would come third.
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/13/robert-muchamore-childrens-authors-whining-lefty-cherub 

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 13th February
Ed pops up!
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/ed-pops-up.html

The Star : 13th February
Sheffield | Library cash could be a ‘poisoned chalice’
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/library-cash-could-be-a-poisoned-chalice-1-6435351

The Star : 12th February
Warning over library plans
Handing over the running of Sheffield’s libraries to volunteers is ‘not a sustainable solution’, protesters have warned.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/going-out/warning-over-library-plans-1-6433552

Sheffield Telegraph : 13th February
Letter | Compromise on how to run libraries and wait for a change in the climate
Our local library at Walkley was a gift to the people by Andrew Carnegie in 1905.  We would like to see the council fighting to retain the library with a librarian – to weather the storm until a time that the library can be taken back fully under council control.
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/letters/compromise-on-how-to-run-libraries-and-wait-for-a-change-in-the-climate-1-6436650

Sheffield Telegraph : 13th February
Council ‘listens’ to library fears with cash but protest fight goes on
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/council-listens-to-library-fears-with-cash-but-protest-fight-goes-on-1-6436402

The Sentinel : 13th February
Staffordshire County Council looking at £1.5 million library cutsMr Farrelly believes the level of the ‘projected savings’ means some libraries will have to be shut, despite previous assurances from council leaders that there would be no closures.
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Staffordshire-County-Council-looking-pound-1-5/story-20616606-detail/story.html

Sussex Express : 13th February 2014
Works of art to be commissioned for libraries in Newhaven and Seaford
East Sussex County Council’s Library and Information Service was awarded £56,000 from the Arts Council England’s Lottery Funding for the pieces.
http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/local/works-of-art-to-be-commissioned-for-libraries-in-newhaven-and-seaford-1-5873936

Crosby Herald : 13th February
Sefton | Pulped fiction – council dispose of 34,000 library books following closures
http://www.crosbyherald.co.uk/news/crosby-news/2014/02/13/pulped-fiction-council-dispose-of-34-000-library-books-following-closures-68459-34321958/

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