Libraries News Round-up: 15th February 2014

Gov.uk : 13th February
Consultation on the extension of the Public Lending Right to Rights of holders of books in non-print formats
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-the-extension-of-the-public-lending-right-to-rights-of-holders-of-books-in-non-print-formats

Sleaford Standard : 15th February
Reduction in village library’s opening hours on the horizon
Opening hours at Ruskington Library will be cut in the coming months if volunteers are not in a position to take up its operation, Lincolnshire County Council has indicated.
Similarly, all other Tier-three libraries’ opening hours will be reduced by 40 per cent. 
http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/reduction-in-village-library-s-opening-hours-on-the-horizon-1-5876730

Galloway Gazette : 15th February
Terrible message for book town
It was in 1850, midway through his 27 years as the town’s MP, that he carried a bill through parliament, the Public Libraries Act, establishing free libraries to be paid for by public funds. Previously, there had been subscription libraries but the establishment of public libraries was a radical move giving everyone access to books. The main library in Dumfries was named after William Ewart and you can still see a bust of the great man there. I’m surprised that it didn’t fall from it’s plinth this week.
http://www.gallowaygazette.co.uk/what-s-on/lifestyle-leisure/terrible-message-for-book-town-1-3304013

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