Libraries News Round-up: 18 January

THE GUARDIAN : 18th January
Making the right connection helps to combat loneliness 
A report finds isolated communities cost the UK £32bn a year in lost productivity and increase the pressure on public services.  “What we’re talking about is the reading group at the library, ……”
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/18/making-right-connection-helps-combat-loneliness

ITV News : 18th January 
Plans to launch ‘library lego clubs’ for children 
http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2017-01-18/essex-libraries-appeal-for-unwanted-lego/

Plymouth Herald : 18th January
Top authors back campaign to save Plymouth’s libraries 
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/michael-rosen-and-neil-gaiman-want-to-save-plymouth-s-libraries/story-30068305-detail/story.html

Gazette Live : 18th January 
Middlesbrough | Plan to turn ‘daunting’ Central Library into flagship destination for families 
Improving reading is a “vital element” of the town’s transformation …
http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/plan-turn-daunting-central-library-12473638

Your Thurrock : 18th January 
Work continues to save East Tilbury Library and Bata Collection 
http://www.yourthurrock.com/2017/01/18/work-continues-save-east-tilbury-library-bata-collection/

Grimsby Telegraph : 18th January 
Lincolnshire Letter: Cleethorpes library ‘Cuts mean asking people what they want for library provision in resort’
from Cllr Ray Oxby, Leader, N.E Lincs Council
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/cleethorpes-library-cuts-mean-asking-people-what-they-want-for-library-provision-in-resort/story-30064943-detail/story.html

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