Libraries News Round-up: 18 November 2016

Birmingham Mail : 18 November
Libraries in Birmingham will be closed for 9 days for Christmas and New Year 2016
Closure due to inadequate staffing levels as staff take leave over the break
Glasgow Live : 18 November
Glasgow Libraries are giving away free books at GoMA today ahead of Book Week Scotland
“The more I visit libraries, and the more I speak to people who rely on their library service, the more I have come to see how important they are to communities – so much more than just a place to borrow books.”
Evening Standard : 18 November
Muswell Hill: Row erupts over plans to move library to ‘dark and oppressive pub
Gazette News : 18 November
COLUMN: ‘Could there be anything more beautiful, more aspirational or more sexy than a public library?’
Brent and Lilburn Times : 18 November
Stars to host fundraising entertainment night for Kensal Rise Community Library
Article highlights quite how hard it is to run a volunteer-run reading room. £80K raised with more needed for furniture and equipment.
The Citizen : 18 November
Lancashire | Village libraries in Eccleston and Coppull get a reprieve
The libraries will now retain their current level of provision until March 2018, giving time for a “community-based service” to be considered. 
http://www.chorleycitizen.co.uk/news/14908732.Village_libraries_in_Eccleston_and_Coppull_get_a_reprieve/
2BR News : 18 November
Lancashire | Another two years for Coppull library
From ‘Save Coppull library’ to ‘Friends of Coppull library’ – it will now be funded by Chorley Council until 2018.
http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2153986/another-two-years-for-coppull-library/
2BR News : 18 November
Lancashire | Trawden library will be saved – it’s just a question of who by
http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2152668/trawden-library-will-be-saved—its-just-a-question-of-who-by/
South Wales Evening Post : 18 November
Residents urge council to save local libraries from funding cuts as it tries to save £11 million
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