Libraries News Round-up: 15th August 2013

Civil Society : 14th August
Big Lottery Fund should fund council services, say Welsh local authorities
http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/fundraising/news/content/15881/big_should_fund_council_services_say_welsh_local_authorities

The Enquirer : 15th August
Outraged residents campaign against Southend library cuts
“It is crazy that the Council are funding the Forum for the amount that would plug the hole in the library fund for 40 years.”
http://www.theenquirer.co.uk/read.aspx?id=11821

This Is Lincolnshire : 15th August
20,000 join fight against Lincolnshire library cuts
District council chiefs say  Lincolnshire County Council must rethink proposals to pull funding from  libraries.
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/20-000-join-fight-Lincolnshire-library-cuts/story-19659440-detail/story.html#axzz2c1PUqAnw

Age UK : 14th August
The importance of libraries in rural areas
http://ageukblog.org.uk/2013/08/14/the-importance-of-libraries-in-rural-areas/

Lincolnshire Echo : 15th August
Questions from Lincolnshire library campaigners are answered
Lincolnshire Co-operative and Lincolnshire County Council have responded to questions from  the Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaign group.  (read on …)
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Questions-Lincolnshire-library-campaigners/story-19663884-detail/story.html

Public Libraries News : 13th August
Editorial | Looking the gift horses in the mouth: co-location and outsourcing
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/08/looking-the-gift-horses-in-the-mouth-co-location-and-outsourcing.html

Skegness Standard : 15th August
Lincolnshire | Alford councillors protest library closure
Town councillors  are particularly angry, as prior to the Alford Urban District Council  becoming Alford Town Council they invested over £50,000 into the  building of the current library.”http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/angry-alford-councillors-protest-library-closure-1-5392202

Shropshire Live : 14th August
Telford & Wrekin | Dawley library closes its door to make way for brand new library
Last year the new library at Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre opened  and the opening of the new Dawley Library will be followed by another  new library in the Southwater One community building in Telford town  centre next year.
http://www.shropshirelive.com/2013/08/14/dawley-library-closes-its-door-to-make-way-for-brand-new-library/

BBC News : 14th August
Denbighshire | Flood-hit St Asaph library and one-stop shop reopens
A library in one of Wales’ smallest cities is reopening after it was  damaged by floods that killed one person and damaged about 500 homes.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-23692029

St Asaph library

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