Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2016

The Bookseller : 13 October
Lords question government on library closures and Amazon taxation

The Bookseller : 14 October
The FAQs have it
http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/faqs-have-it-414226
‘We live in an age when there has never been greater access to books and writing, and yet at the same time, never has the visibility of physical books been under greater threat. Despite the uptick in Nielsen BookScan’s sales figures this year, there are fewer high street bookshops today than there were yesterday, fewer public libraries and fewer school libraries (still not made a statutory requirement in England by the government).

Dunstable Today : 14 October
Central Bedfordshire | New look pool plans unveiled
Plans for Dunstable Leisure Centre plans include a new library
http://www.dunstabletoday.co.uk/news/business/new-look-pool-plans-unveiled-1-7629284

Halesowen News : 14 October
Every reception child to get free library membership in Sandwell as Booktastic launches
Follows success of scheme in Blackwell library resulting in record numbers visiting and borrowing
http://www.halesowennews.co.uk/news/14802723.Every_reception_child_to_get_free_library_membership_in_Sandwell_as_Booktastic_launches/

The Star : 14 October
1,000 new books for Sheffield libraries
Volunteer-run libraries given more than 1,000 new titles – Approx 100 per branch. See comments
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/1-000-new-book-for-sheffield-libraries-1-8181952

 

The Guardian : 14 October
House of Lords attacks the government over library closures
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/14/house-of-lords-attacks-government-library-closures-john-bird-gail-rebuck

 

 

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