Libraries News Round-up: 18th June 2013

DAILY MIRROR : 18th June
Jobless forced to pay for library internet access just as more services move online
A survey of 2,000 library staff by Britain’s biggest public sector union Unison for its annual conference in Liverpool this week, uncovered a  sorry picture of rising charges, shrinking opening hours and job losses  in those libraries managing to escape being shutdown.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jobless-forced-pay-library-internet-1959330

THE BOOKSELLER : 18th June
UNISON survey on library cuts
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/unison-survey-library-cuts.html

Voices for the Library : 18th June
Charging for access to the internet undermines the principles of the public library service
http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2013/06/charging-for-access-to-the-internet-undermines-the-principles-of-the-public-library-service/

Now Bath : 18th June
Mobile Library Reduces Service With New Timetable
The publication of the revised timetable comes following a campaign by  Conservative councillors to save the mobile library from being axed  entirely by the Liberal Democrat-run authority.
http://www.nowbath.co.uk/news/mobile-library-reduces-service-with-new-timetable-50624/

Northampton Herald & Post : 18th June
Nearly a score of Northamptonshire libraries suffered during unscheduled closures this year
http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/News/Northampton-News/Nearly-a-score-of-Northamptonshire-libraries-suffered-during-unscheduled-closures-this-year-20130618160027.htm

London Evening Standard : 18th June
Poetry is therapy, says festival organiser
The event is the third in a mini-series of special library events  organised by The Reading Agency and publishers Faber and Faber.
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/poetry-is-therapy-says-festival-organiser-8663226.html

BBC News | Education : 18th June
E-books come top in school reading competition
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-22942908

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