Libraries News Round-up: 17 March 2016

The Northern Echo : 17th March
Authors against library cuts: Best-seller Gervase Phinn demands protection for libraries – and their librarians
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14349054.Authors_against_library_cuts__Best_seller_Gervase_Phinn_demands_protection_for_libraries___and_their_librarians/?ref=fbshr

The Westmorland Gazette : 16th March
Letter | Why not open a cafe at Kendal library?
Those who comment are not all as keen on this proposal…
http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14338192.LETTER__Why_not_open_a_cafe_at_Kendal_Library_/?ref=fbshr

The Mirror : 16th March
The 20 areas hardest hit by Tory culture cuts revealed – is your town on the list?
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/20-areas-hardest-hit-tory-7569345

The Guardian : 17th March
UK writers join the fight for Orkney library
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/17/uk-writers-join-the-fight-for-orkney-library

Maidenhead Advertiser : 17th March
Reporter finds out what it’s like to work at Maidenhead library
http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/News/Areas/Maidenhead/Library-Feature-An-afternoon-spent-at-Maidenhead-Library-16032016.htm

Lytham St Annes Express : 17th March
Protest against cuts to libraries gathers pace
http://www.lythamstannesexpress.co.uk/news/local/protest-against-cuts-to-libraries-gathers-pace-1-7803042

Newbury Today : 17th March
Libraries being kept open because council told it has to
http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/17632/Libraries-only-being-kept-open-because.html

Barnet Today : 17th March
Libraries glitch still not fixed after two weeks
http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=109148&headline=Libraries%20glitch%20still%20not%20fixed%20after%20two%20weeks&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016

Plymouth Herald : 17th March
When, how long for and why is Plymouth’s Central Library closing?
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/8203-long-Plymouth-s-central-library-closing/story-28942176-detail/story.html

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