Libraries News Round-up: 18th July 2013

Bucks Free Press : 17th July Sir Terry Pratchett returns to Beaconsfield Library
http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10554442.Sir_Terry_Pratchett_returns_to_Beaconsfield_Library/

BBC News : 18th July Almost 40% of army recruits have reading age of 11, MPs warn
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23346693

York Press : 18th July Social enterprise will run York’s libraries despite union’s warnings of ‘risk
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10555942.Social_enterprise_will_run_York___s_libraries_despite_union___s_warnings_of____risk___/

This Is Lincolnshire : 18th July War Horse author blasts library closure plans after Lincoln visit
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/War-Horse-author-blasts-library-closure-plans/story-19537817-detail/story.html#axzz2ZOdzXBKw

This Is Lincolnshire : 18th July
Cabinet member reveals strong community response to library cuts in Lincolnshire “It is not about closing libraries. We want communities to come forward and run them if they can. Eighteen of the libraries have had interest and I am staggered by that response.  What I would say is if people expect  their libraries to close then that is most likely what will happen.”
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Cabinet-member-reveals-strong-community-response/story-19535968-detail/story.html

This Is Lancashire : 18th July Bury’s libraries to become more self-service The decision was met with criticism from opposition councillors, and  Bury Conservative leader Iain Gartside blasted the announcement of job  losses.
http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/10557320.Bury_s_libraries_to_become_more_self_service/

Gazette Series : 18th July Anger as South Gloucestershire Council announces funds from Waitrose development in Chipping Sodbury will be spent on services in Yate
http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/10552918.Public_money_from_new_Waitrose_development_in_Chipping_Sodbury_will_be_spent_on_Yate_Library/

Solihull Observer : 18th July Protestors fail in bid to halt library move
“We are also very worried about taking on a 25 year lease in an expensive retail unit in Parkgate at a  time when the library service budget is facing cutbacks elsewhere.”
http://www.solihullobserver.co.uk/2013/07/18/news-Protestors-fail-in-bid-to-halt-library-move-78128.html

michael morpurgo in a library

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