Libraries News Round-up: 15th October 2013

BBC News : 14th October
Rhondda Cynon Taf’s cuts plan to save £56m after budget
Fourteen of its 26 libraries have also been earmarked for closure, which would save £800,000 a year.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-24524861

THE GUARDIAN : 15th October
Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming 
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/15/neil-gaiman-future-libraries-reading-daydreaming

THE GUARDIAN : 14th October
Neil Gaiman: Let children read the books they love
Author says physical books are here to stay during keynote speech on what he sees as future of books, reading and libraries
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/14/neil-gaiman-children-books-reading-lecture

Public Libraries News : 14th October
Editorial Neil Gaiman “We have an obligation to tell our politicians the value of reading in creating worthwhile citizens”
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/10/neil-gaiman-we-have-an-obligation-to-tell-our-politicians-the-value-of-reading-in-creating-worthwhile-citizens.html

Sunderland Echo : 15th October
‘Readers will be better off after library closures,’ claims Sunderland Council
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/readers-will-be-better-off-after-library-closures-claims-sunderland-council-1-6146063

BBC News : 15th October
Moray library closures: Culture Secretary urges council to reconsider 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-24533203

The Scotsman : 15th October
Moray library closures: Fiona Hyslop set to intervene 
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/arts/news/moray-library-closures-fiona-hyslop-set-to-intervene-1-3142023

STV News : 15th October
Government urges rethink over council decision to close libraries
http://news.stv.tv/north/243872-moray-council-urged-to-rethink-decision-to-close-seven-of-15-libraries/

Northern Scot : 15th October
Equality Commission cannot rule on libraries closure 
details of EHRC ruling
http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Equality-Commission-cannot-rule-on-libraries-closure-15102013.htm

Herald Scotland : 15th October
D-day for bid to save libraries from closure
EHRC statement to be issued this morning
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/d-day-for-bid-to-save-libraries-from-closure.22407619

This Is Surrey Today : 15th October
Village welcomes library to be run by volunteers
http://www.thisissurreytoday.co.uk/Village-welcomes-library-run-volunteers/story-19911337-detail/story.html

Moray libraries closure protest

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