Libraries News Round-up: 16 November 2016

This is Wiltshire : 15 November
Swindon | Teachers and students praised by author as literature festival inspires more visits to school library
Schools across the town came together for the ninth annual Swindon Youth Festival of Literature last week and visits to their libraries have soared
http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/NEWS/14906218.Teachers_and_students_praised_by_author_as_literature_festival_inspires_more_visits_to_school_library/

Newbury Today : 16 November
Where is back-up plan for library volunteers?
http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/19834/where-is-back-up-plan-for-library-volunteers.html

The Guardian : 16 November
Want your students to love learning? Get them to the library
Includes quotes from Headteachers and teachers, such as
“Librarians visit the school to talk to the children, but where you get whole class impact is when we all walk down and visit the library,”
“The library played a great part in [nurturing a love of reading] , giving them a chance to read for pleasure. Its absence will leave a big hole.”
https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/nov/16/library-home-books-schools-partner-reading-cuts

The Business Desk : 16 November
Nottingham library sale to bring in £4m
Library to be redeveloped as office space with proceeds of sale to build a new library but site of this not yet identified.
http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/eastmidlands/nottingham-library-sale-to-bring-in-4m/

Kent Online : 16 November
Dartford Library reopens after a £650,000 restoration to mark its centenary year
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/dartford/news/library-returns-after-restoration-115850/

Haringey Advertiser : 16 November
Criticism triggers Enfield library rethink 
http://www.haringey-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=114885&headline=Criticism%20triggers%20rethink%20on%20Enfield%20library&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016

The Telegraph : 16 November
Look at libraries over league tables when choosing a school
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/11/16/look-at-libraries-over-league-tables-when-choosing-a-school/

Swindon Advertiser : 16 November
Over a thousand in call to save library
Despite serving one of the most economically disadvantaged communities in Swindon, and being among the most visited, Park library is set for closure.  Campaigners are fighting to keep a professionally-staffed library.
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14909235.Over_a_thousand_in_call_to_save_library/

Barry & District News : 16 November
Vale of Glamorgan | New hub opens at library
New ‘learning hub’ at Barry library includes three classrooms, computer suite, office space and crèche.
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/14908868.New_hub_opens_at_library/

The Big Issue : 16 November
John Bird and Jeremy Corbyn urge government to support ailing libraries and bookshops
http://www.bigissue.com/the-mix/news/7123/john-bird-and-jeremy-corbyn-urge-government-to-support-ailing-libraries-and

West Bridgford Wire : 16 November
Council to invest in new city library for Nottingham
http://westbridgfordwire.com/council-invest-new-city-library-nottingham/

Coventry Telegraph : 16 November
Letter | The closure of local libraries by Coventry Council is surely an act of sheer folly
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/we-still-being-subjected-explosives-12184518

Chester Today : 16 November
Cheshire | Move planned for Chester library
Chester Library is set to close at the end of March 2017 to prepare the brand new Storyhouse library. During April 2017 stock will be moved across to the new library and the existing library staff will be trained in the new state of the art space which will include a theatre, cinema and library space.
http://www.cheshire-today.co.uk/43690/move-planned-for-chester-library/

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