Libraries News Round-up: 14th March 2014

York Press : 14th March
‘Difficult’ savings to be made in county council’s 2020 North Yorkshire programme
“If the goal is to protect services, people must step up to the mark as the alternative is losing them”
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/ryedale/11077470.___Difficult____savings_to_be_made_in_county_council_s_2020_North_Yorkshire_programme/?ref=rss

Croydon Advertiser : 14th March
Fears Croydon’s libraries are being left to ‘rack and ruin’
very informative
http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Fears-Croydon-s-libraries-left-rack-ruin/story-20812803-detail/story.html

South Wales Argus : 13th March
Trust will run Blaenau Gwent sport and libraries
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11073829.Trust_will_run_Blaenau_Gwent_sport_and_libraries/

Sutton Coldfield Local : 14th March
Birmingham | Sutton Coldfield councillors struggle to identify savings 
Libraries within the District will be affected by the cuts in some way, be that reduced opening hours or closure (as is possible in Mere Green).
http://suttoncoldfieldlocal.co.uk/councillors-struggle-to-identify-savings-10264/

Swindon Advertiser : 14th March
Letter | Library survey insult 
Well done Shirley Burnham for her library letter of 11 March.   
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/swindonletters/11079147.Library_survey_insult/

Stourbridge News : 13th March
Plans for the future of Hagley Library revealed
Hagley residents will have to fork out to keep their library open following Worcestershire County Council’s review of the county’s library services.
http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/11075882.display/

Craven Herald : 14th March
Bradford | Mobile libraries to be axed
http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/11072424.Mobile_libraries_to_be_axed/

The Star : 14th March
Letter Support your local group to save our libraries
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/support-your-local-group-to-save-our-libraries-1-6498669

East Sussex Express : 14th March
Libraries in Seaford and Newhaven to be finished later this year
Artworks are proposed for both libraries, with funding coming from the Arts Council.  At Seaford the county council has funding for a bench, while at Newhaven it will create a window looking out on to the bus stop.
http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/local/libraries-in-seaford-and-newhaven-to-be-finished-later-this-year-1-5935334

This Is Local London : 14th March
Friern Barnet Library marks 80th birthday
Special guests at Sunday’s event include founder of National Libraries Day Alan Gibbons, chairman of national charity The Library Campaign Laura Swaffield, and Boyd Tonkin, a senior writer at The Independent.
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11077343.Library_marks_80th_birthday/
Alan advises that the correct date is Sunday 23rd March, not this Sunday
More info on his Blog :

http://alangibbons.net/2014/03/friern-barnet-library-80th-birthday-celebrations/

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