Libraries News Round-up: 18 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 17th February
How libraries brought out my inner book geek
A teenage girl explains how libraries helped her manage the transition from primary to secondary school, and the librarians encouraged her to become the reading fanatic she is today.
http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/feb/17/how-libraries-brought-out-my-inner-book-geek

Newbury Today : 18th February
West Berkshire | Hungerford mobilises to fight library closure
http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/all-districts/17359/Town-mobilises-to-fight-library-closure.html

Chorley Guardian : 18th February
Lancashire | Campaigners fighting to save library services
http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/local/campaigners-fighting-to-save-library-services-1-7738699

Brent & Kilburn Times : 18th February
Celebrities to take part in fundraising night for Kensal Rise community library
Part of a campaign to raise the £100,000 needed for the library’s running costs
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/celebrities_to_take_part_in_fundraising_night_for_kensal_rise_community_library_1_4424908

Bristol Post : 18th February
South Gloucestershire Council sets 3.99 per cent increase in council tax
but consultation imminent on library closures (final para)
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/South-Gloucestershire-Council-sets-3-99-cent/story-28761279-detail/story.html

Strathspey Herald : 18th February
Where the axe is proposed to fall in Highlands 
Leisure centres and libraries will suffer as a result of 4.3 per cent cut in High Life Highland’s budget. The council expects ….. 
http://www.strathspey-herald.co.uk/News/Where-the-axe-is-proposed-to-fall-in-Highlands-18022016.htm

Evening Express : 18th February
Eight libraries in Aberdeen facing closure
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/eight-libraries-facing-closure1/

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