Libraries News Round-up: 16th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th December
Campaigners protest over Herefordshire library cuts
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-protest-over-herefordshire-library-cuts.html

The Library Campaign : 16th December
With friends like these
http://www.librarycampaign.com/with-friends-like-these/

The Guardian : 16th December
Zero-hours contracts are not poisonous and councils should proudly use them
Libraries are being kept open thanks to staff on zero-hours contracts. When used responsibly they can play a vital role
http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2013/dec/16/zero-hours-contracts-councils-reputation-poisonous

Stoke Sentinel : 16th December
Stoke-on-Trent | Letter – Library a lifeline for all residents
It would be a blow were any of our libraries to be closed, but it would be devastating in the Meir, which is one of our most disadvantaged communities.
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Library-lifeline-residents/story-20326027-detail/story.html

Huddersfield Examiner : 16th December
Here’s a real turn up for the books… Huddersfield Library is one of the busiest in the country!
The region saw a 4.8% drop in the total number of public libraries with 18 fewer this year than last, as well as a 2.6% decrease in total expenditure from the previous year.http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/heres-real–turn-up-6407925

Exeter Express & Echo : 16th December
Libraries help the Devon economy
Libraries have a role in helping new and small businesses grow, says Dr Stephen Fear, Entrepreneur in Residence and Ambassador at The British Library.
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Libraries-help-Devon-economy/story-20327421-detail/story.html

Wembley Matters : 15th December
Barham Library campaign to oppose Trustees’ Appeal
The Barham Library building has now been empty for over 26 months and will now remain empty for another 6 while we await the Appeal Hearing. This is just an appalling waste of time and money.
http://wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/barham-library-campaign-to-oppose.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+WembleyMatters+%28WEMBLEY+MATTERS%29

Nottingham Post : 16th December
Frank, 2, signs up in crusade to save Bakersfield Library
http://www.nottinghampost.com/Frank-2-signs-crusade-save-axe-threat-library/story-20326609-detail/story.html

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