Libraries News Round-up: 14th October 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 14th October
Neil Gaiman: Closing libraries ‘is like stopping the vaccination programmes’ 
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/neil-gaiman-closing-libraries-is-like-stopping-the-vaccination-programmes-8879956.html

Reading Agency : 14th October
Neil Gaiman delivers our second annual lecture
good detail and extracts
http://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/neil-gaiman-delivers-our-second-annual-lecture.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 14th October
Gaiman: closing libraries ‘like stopping vaccinations’ 
His ‘Reading Agency’ Lecture at The Barbican
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gaiman-closing-libraries-stopping-vaccinations.html#comment-72627

Birmingham Against the Cuts : 14th October
£4m repair bill for Birmingham’s community libraries
http://birminghamagainstthecuts.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/4m-repair-bill-for-birminghams-community-libraries/ 

Tech Crunch : 13th October
The End Of The Library
http://ht.ly/pMzWK

THE BOOKSELLER : 14th October
Peter James launches Author Fund for libraries
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/peter-james-launches-author-fund-libraries.html

THE TIMES (preview) 
Scotland | Minister demands rethink on decision to close libraries
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/scotland/article3894813.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2013_10_14

BBC News : 14th October
Moray Council library closure decision reviewed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-24518849

Northern Scot : 14th October
Commission to consider libraries decision 
http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Commission-to-consider-libraries-decision-14102013.htm

Brent & Kilburn Times : 14th October
Brent library campaigners mark second anniversary of branch closures with torch relay event
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/brent_library_campaigners_mark_second_anniversary_of_branch_closures_with_torch_relay_event_1_2882178 

Bristol Post : 14th October
School plan will damage city’s library
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/School-plan-damage-city-s-library/story-19929250-detail/story.html

Express & Star : 14th October
Sandwell | Roof repair will close Cradley Library for five weeks
It is the latest library in the borough to be given a revamp and follows work at Dudley and Netherton libraries.
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2013/10/14/roof-repair-will-close-cradley-library-for-five-weeks/

Northamptonshire Telegraph : 14th October
Heavy rain causes Kettering Library roof to collapse
http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/top-stories/heavy-rain-causes-kettering-library-roof-to-collapse-1-5583119

News North Wales : 14th October
Denbighshire Prestatyn library to close next month ahead of new site opening
http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/127317/prestatyn-library-to-close-next-month-ahead-of-new-site-opening.aspx

Neil Gaiman

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