Libraries News Round-up: 14th September 2013

Kent Online : 13th September
Libraries and residential care homes could be frontline services to be privatised in shake-up
The so-called market review of a dozen services represents the first step in the authority’s move to re-shape itself as a commissioning council – meaning it will focus on contracting out more services to the private and voluntary sector.
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/bid-to-privatise-our-libraries-6000/

BBC Radio Lincs : 14th September
Interview with Lincolnshire Libraries campaigner, Leah Warriner-Wood 
on iPlayer  – 2h10m in
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01frz42

This Is South Wales : 14th September
8 Potential library closures in Neath Port Talbot
http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Potential-library-closures-Neath-Port-Talbot/story-19797027-detail/story.html

This Is Lincolnshire : 14th September
Lincolnshire libraries: Committee formed to tackle closure plans
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-Committee-formed-tackle/story-19784392-detail/story.html …

The Echo : 9th September
6,000 call for Leigh Library to be saved
“It shows the overwhelming support for keeping the library where it is and run by proper librarians.”
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/10659544.6_000_call_for_Leigh_Library_to_be_saved/

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