Libraries News Round-up: 16 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 16th August
The woman who went to the library and read every book on the shelf
“I wanted to make people aware of libraries as an ecosystem that are threatened in the same way as coral reefs.”
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/16/phyllis-rose-the-shelf-library-book

Leon’s Library Blog : 16th August
The Leadership Void
http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/08/16/the-leadership-void/ 

Liverpool Confidential : 15th August
North end libraries could be saved
A number of organisations – ranging from community groups, housing associations to health organisations – have already indicated they want to take over library buildings, in many cases retaining a community-led library service.
http://www.liverpoolconfidential.co.uk/News-and-Comment/North-end-libraries-could-be-saved

Stoke Sentinel : 16th August
Volunteers want to take on closure-threatened Loggerheads Library
“The nearest library to this one is in Market Drayton which is about a four mile walk. It is too far for some of the elderly people who live in Loggerheads to get to there.  We pay council tax so we should be able to keep the facilities we have here.”
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Volunteers-want-closure-threatened-Loggerheads/story-22754461-detail/story.html

Evesham Observer : 15th August
Worcestershire | Community group takes over village library
Instead of the library being managed by the county council – the library will be managed by a newly formed Community Interest Group called Broadway Community Library Ltd who are seeking charity status.
http://www.eveshamobserver.co.uk/2014/08/16/news-Community-group-takes-over-village-library-114750.html

Stoke Sentinel : 15th August
Families fear Audley library will close under Staffordshire County Council ‘re-shape’ plans
“At the moment, people who perhaps would consider volunteering aren’t doing so because they just don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, but if they don’t volunteer then are we cutting our own throats?”
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Families-fear-Audley-library-close-Staffordshire/story-22735797-detail/story.html

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