Libraries News Round-up: 18th September 2013

PRIVATE EYE
Issue 1349 (p.32)
Library News Sunderland

THE BOOKSELLER : 18th September
Speak Up For Libraries conference in November
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/speak-libraries-conference-november.html

Alan Gibbons Diary : 18th September
Alan’s thoughts on the free school meals measure 
“While a child’s stomach has to be filled, what about her or his mind?”
http://alangibbons.net/2013/09/everyone-will-welcome-free-school-meals-but-it-takes-more-than-that-to-rear-a-successful-happy-child/

Brent & Kilburn Times : 18th September
Brent Council received ‘high proportion’ of fake emails supporting Kensal Rise Library development plans
“… perhaps it is time to call in the expertise of the police. This is fraud.”
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/brent_council_received_high_proportion_of_fake_emails_supporting_kensal_rise_library_development_plans_1_2675302

LocalGov.co.uk : 18th September
Sheffield residents ‘must turn opposition into proposition’ to support local libraries, chief claims 
Proposals to overhaul how libraries are run and managed in Sheffield will depend on successfully channelling the energy of community opposition to closures into support for running them, council chiefs have claimed.
http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=111058

The Star : 18th September
Battle to save Sheffield libraries
“The city faces tough choices but we know that if Labour cut their multi-million pound office makeover, libraries could be saved.”
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/battle-to-save-sheffield-libraries-1-6059846

Look Local : 18th September
Sheffield | Cutbacks threaten Ecclesfield Library
“This closure is totally unnecessary and reflects the misguided priorities of our council.”
http://www.looklocal.org.uk/wordpress/?p=2235

Yorkshire Post : 18th September
Library closures proposals political spite says Clegg
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/local-stories/library-closures-proposals-political-spite-says-clegg-1-6058105

Louth Leader : 18th September
Plans to derail cuts to libraries has failed
http://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/local/plans-to-derail-cuts-to-libraries-has-failed-1-5503851

DAILY MAIL : 17th September
How stopping bedtime stories too early can damage children’s literacy: Those who are read to are more
likely to enjoy books
Oxford University Press surveyed 1,000 children aged seven to 11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2423721/How-stopping-bedtime-stories-early-damage-childrens-literacy-Those-read-likely-enjoy-books.html

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