Libraries News Round-up: 13th November 2013

The Star : 13th November
Sheffield library sites ‘set up to fail’
Sheffield Council officers have warned libraries kept open by community groups without public funding would lack any ‘real chance’ of staying open.  In a section of a draft public document which was withdrawn before publication, officers said experience of other local authorities ‘suggests it is not sustainable for community groups to take over redundant libraries without any ongoing support from the council’.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/sheffield-library-sites-set-up-to-fail-1-6240516

Horncastle News : 13th November
Lincolnshire County Council responds to campaign group questions on libraries’ consultation
http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/community/community-news/lincolnshire-county-council-responds-to-campaign-group-questions-on-libraries-consultation-1-5677984

Brent & Kilburn Times : 13th November
Address registered to owner of two axed libraries is used to support development proposals
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/address_registered_to_owner_of_two_axed_libraries_is_used_to_support_development_proposals_1_2993648

Brent & Kilburn Times : 12th November
Barham Library campaigners protest against plans to convert axed branch into art studios
A decision on the building’s future will be made tomorrow.
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/barham_library_campaigners_protest_against_plans_to_convert_axed_branch_into_art_studios_1_2992098

Daily Post : 13th November
Wrexham Council cuts: Protesters claim victory over library closure plan 
After an hour-and-a-half councillors voted overwhelmingly to opt for an alternative recommendation that would mean keeping the three threatened sites open.  Councillors waved through a recommendation to reduce opening times at all libraries across Wrexham on average by 26% to make the necessary savings.  They went a step further by bolting onto the recommendation a call for council officers seek ways to shift libraries into community hubs to cut costs.
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wrexham-council-cuts-protesters-claim-6302887

BBC News : 13th November
Wrexham Libraries at Brymbo, Gresford and Rhosllannerchrugog under threat
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-24928550

Swindon Advertiser : 13th November
Library service in Swindon celebrates milestones
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/NEWS/10806477.Library_service_in_Swindon_celebrates_milestones/

PRIVATE EYE | Library News
Bury central library ‘sculpture centre’
Issue No. 1353 | 15th -28th November

EADT24 :  13th November
Suffolk | Eye: Town’s library project to move premises is finding progress “slow”
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/eye_town_s_library_project_to_move_premises_is_finding_progress_slow_1_2992598

Lincolnshire Libraries Protest march

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