Libraries News Round-up: 17th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 17th March
Bad news for books? The survival of libraries lies in positive promotion
http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2014/mar/17/bad-news-books-survival-libraries?commentpage=1 

Public Libraries News : 16th March
Editorial | The Library Cuts Symphony
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/03/the-library-cuts-symphony.html

BBC News : 17th March
New Quay library in Ceredigion to be managed by volunteers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-26610870

Loughborough Echo : 17th March
Leicestershire | Petition launched to save libraries 
“My fear is that this is the first stage of the county closing down the library network which will mean that to survive Parish Councils will have to pay for them which only shifts tax from the county to the parish precept.”
http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/bid-to-save-village-libraries-6799889

BBC News : 14th March
North Yorkshire libraries may be run by volunteers
Up to 30 libraries in North Yorkshire may be handed over to volunteers to run, the county council has said.  It said it was necessary to help meet savings targets and said branch closures were not ruled out.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-26577708

Horncastle News : 16th March
New home for Coningsby Library
It is understood the county council will help offer financial support for four years but then expects libraries to be self funding and run as a business.
http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/new-home-for-coningsby-library-1-5938037

Western Morning News : 17th March
Library hours reduction plan confirmed by Cornwall Council
Cash strapped Cornwall Council has confirmed a measure which will see most libraries and one stop shops open for one day less per week.
http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Library-hours-reduction-plan-confirmed-Cornwall/story-20820449-detail/story.html

Hertfordshire Mercury : 17th March
Public consultation spells a new chapter for libraries in Hertfordshire 
http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/News/Public-consultation-spells-a-new-chapter-for-libraries-in-Hertfordshire-20140317165518.htm

Royston Crow : 17th March
Hertfordshire | Library set to open with extended hours after refurbishment
http://www.royston-crow.co.uk/news/library_set_to_open_with_extended_hours_after_refurbishment_1_3446312

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