Libraries News Round-up: 18th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 18th March
M M Zadrozny | If libraries can’t make it here in New York, can they make it anywhere?
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/18/save-the-new-york-public-library

Express & Star : 18th March
Reduced opening hours for Wolverhampton libraries revealed
Bosses say the move avoids officials having to close any libraries – but campaigners who have been fighting the plans branded it a ‘closure in all but name’.
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/03/18/reduced-opening-hours-for-wolverhampton-libraries-revealed/

Plymouth Herald : 18th March
Libraries face radical changes
A radical plan to cut the cost of city libraries could see volunteer librarians on duty and books giving way to cafes, health advice centres and meeting places.
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Libraries-face-radical-changes/story-20823770-detail/story.html

Uttoxeter Advertiser : 18th March
Staffordshire | Library is set to see focus move to online content
http://www.uttoxeter-news.co.uk/News/Uttoxeter-library-review-e-book-offers-as-visitors-down-20140318110013.htm

This Is The West Country : 18th March
Axe taken to Falmouth and Penryn library opening hours
detailed report
http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/11082911.Axe_taken_to_Falmouth_and_Penryn_library_opening_hours/

Runcorn & Widnes World : 18th March
Halton’s libraries under review as the council faces further Government cutbacks
Opening times, staffing, the purchasing of books, and the mobile library are among many issues being looked at.
http://www.runcornandwidnesworld.co.uk/news/11084138.Halton_s_four_libraries_under_review/

Free Press Series: 18th March
Monmouthshire | Decision due on Gilwern library takeover
http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/11083865.Decision_due_on_Gilwern_library_takeover/

The Echo : 18th March
Essex Library users paid out more than £500k in fines over last 6 years 
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/11082199.Library_users_paid_out_more_than___500k/

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