Libraries News Round-up: 15 August 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th August
Liverpool moves closer to library closures
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/liverpool-moves-closer-library-closures.html

A Sense of Place : 15th August
Liverpool | Closing the libraries
http://asenseofplaceblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/closing-the-libraries/

Alan Gibbons Blog : 15th August
Liverpool City Council to go ahead with eleven library closures
http://alangibbons.net/2014/08/liverpool-city-council-to-go-ahead-with-eleven-library-closures/ 

Liverpool Echo : 15th August
Liverpool Council to publicly consult on cabinet-approved lib closure plans 
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-council-publicly-consult-cabinet-approved-7619358

Liverpool Echo : 15th August
Liverpool Council to publicly consult on cabinet-approved lib closure plans 
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-council-publicly-consult-cabinet-approved-7619358

Liverpool Echo : 15th August
Library closures plan approved by Liverpool council cabinet
City leaders have approved plans to move forward with the closure of up to 11 city libraries.
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/library-closures-plan-approved-liverpool-7619358

Liverpool Echo : 15th August
Liverpool council set to approve plan that could see 11 libraries close 
Cabinet will vote on controversial plans this morning
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-council-set-approve-plan-7617675

Derby Telegraph : 15th August
Consultants costing £400,000 ‘reluctantly’ hired by Derby City Council to help save millions
Five projects will look at where changes can be made, including in Libraries
“The council do not currently have the specialist skills and expertise in-house to develop these trials at the outset.”
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Consultants-costing-pound-400-000-reluctantly/story-22737373-detail/story.html

Westmorland Gazette : 14th August
Cumbria | Book-loving gran persuades council to bring mobile library back after 10 years
http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/11407457.Book_loving_gran_persuades_council_to_bring_mobile_library_back_after_10_years/

Wales Online : 12th August
Rhydyfelin Library has 100 new borrowers since it was saved from the axe 
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/rhydyfelin-library-100-new-borrowers-7602949

Brixton Buzz : 15th August
Lambeth Council plans to hand over management of the Carnegie Library in Herne Hill to local residents
http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2014/08/lambeth-council-plans-to-hand-over-management-of-the-carnegie-library-in-herne-hill-to-local-residents/

ITV News : 15th August
Video | Kirklees – Stark warning over council cuts
In the firing line are libraries, museums and open-air markets and council tax payers could soon be asked whether they want to pay more to save some of them.  Chris Kiddey reports:
http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2014-08-15/stark-warning-over-council-cuts/

ITV News : 15th August
Kirklees council tax referendum a possibility
http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2014-08-15/residents-could-be-polled-on-kirklees-council-tax-rise/

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