Libraries News Round-up: 14th January 2014

Yon Hap News : 14th January
S. Korea to greatly increase public libraries by 2018
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/culturesports/2014/01/14/98/0701000000AEN20140114004600315F.html

Booktrade Info : 14th January
Best-selling Author Lesley Pearse Becomes First National Libraries Day Ambassador 
http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/51636

THE BOOKSELLER : 14th January
Pearse becomes National Libraries Day ambassador 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/pearse-becomes-national-libraries-day-ambassador.html

BBC News : 14th January
Volunteer plan to avoid closure of Tregaron library 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25727142

BBC News : 14th January
Brymbo and Gresford libraries closer to shutting in Wrexham cuts
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-25731827

Stoke Sentinel : 14th January
Dave Proudlove: Rethink future of Hanley Library instead of selling it to highest bidder
If a local authority – the main custodian of a place’s future – cannot take a longer-term view on matters, who can?
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Dave-Proudlove-Rethink-future-Hanley-Library/story-20438329-detail/story.html

Daily Echo : 14th January
Hampshire | Libraries and lollipop patrols face axe in latest council cuts
More libraries will be expected to shed staff for volunteers, including Milford-on-Sea. If no one comes forward branches will be closed and residents will have to make do with a weekly mobile library stop.  Yet mobile library vehicles could be reduced from five to three across the county and the number of stops from 350 to 250.
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10935020.Libraries_and_lollipop_patrols_face_axe_in_latest_council_cuts/

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