Libraries News Round-up: 19 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 19th August
Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/readers-absorb-less-kindles-paper-study-plot-ereader-digitisation

W F Howes : 19th August
W.F. Howes launches eBook service for libraries 
UK’s leading publisher of unabridged audiobooks, and subsidiary of Recorded Books Inc., today announced the launch of a new eBook service for libraries across the UK and Australia. 
http://www.wfhowes.co.uk/news/press-releases/w-f-howes-launches-ebook-service-for-libraries

Horncastle News : 19th August
Lincolnshire | Future of libraries has still to be decided admits council
http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/future-of-libraries-has-still-to-be-decided-admits-council-1-6248627 

Huddersfield Examiner : 19th August
Villagers’ Meltham Library plan could save Kirklees Council 80% 
“There’s no support for going it alone.  We don’t accept the no funding proposal; we need professional support from Kirklees’ library services.”
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local-news/villagers-meltham-library-plan-could-7636816

Politics.co.uk : 19th August
Grayling denies prison crisis amid another damning report
Staff reductions and an ever-growing prison population also means many prisoners are kept in their cells up to 23-hours a day. This leaves them unable to access prison libraries or education services, or even do physical exercise.
http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2014/08/19/grayling-denies-prison-crisis-amid-another-damning-report

Exmouth Journal : 19th August
Devonshire Council considering views on libraries
http://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/council_considering_views_on_libraries_1_3732550

North Devon Journal : 19th August
Libraries’ future uncertain as public consultation ends
http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/Libraries-future-uncertain-public-consultation/story-22766934-detail/story.html

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