Libraries News Round-up: 19 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th November
Workers strike over plans to turn libraries into gyms
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lambeth-library-workers-strike-over-plans-turn-libraries-gyms-316938

Brixton Blog : 19th November
Fury over Lambeth libraries vote
http://www.brixtonblog.com/34123-2/34123

THE GUARDIAN : 19th November
Publishers answer minister’s call to offer schools cheap classics
She replied to the schools minister’s challenge with one of her own: “We’d like to see the government investing more in school libraries and librarians, as well as halting the closure of public libraries across the UK. It is this, we believe, that will help nurture the next generation of book lovers.”
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/nov/19/publishers-answer-ministers-call-to-offer-schools-cheap-classics

Rossendale Free Press : 19th November
Lancashire | Valley united behind our campaign to save libraries
good arguments presented
http://www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk/news/local-news/valley-united-behind-campaign-save-10465504

Hertfordshire Mercury : 19th November
Community group remains hopeful over fight against move of Buntingford library
http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/Community-group-continues-fight-Buntingford/story-28200634-detail/story.html

The Star : 19th November
Sheffield | Library with ‘sense of place’ thrives
http://www.thestar.co.uk/features/library-with-sense-of-place-thrives-1-7575830

BBC News : 18th November
Bristol libraries opening hours to be cut
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-34863308

Accrington Observer : 18th November
Lancashire | Join battle to save libraries from the axe
In papers due to go before the cabinet, LCC said one library in each of its 12 district council areas would meet its statutory obligations.
http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/news/local-news/join-battle-save-libraries-axe-10465586

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