Libraries News Round-up: 1st February 2014

BBC News : 1st February
Birmingham Library website ‘cost more than £1m’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-25999701

Local Government Lawyer : 29th January
Standards watchdog to review risks from new models of service delivery
http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17105%3Astandards-watchdog-to-review-risks-from-new-models-of-service-delivery&catid=59&Itemid=27

BBC News : 1st February
Volunteers offer to run 30 threatened libraries in Lincolnshire
“They were told if you do not come forward and offer to run your library you will get a second rate mobile service.”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-25997889

The Lincolnite : 1st February
Communities bid to run all 30 libraries under closure threat
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2014/02/communities-bid-run-30-libraries-closure-threat/

THE INDEPENDENT : 31st January
The Big Questions | including Do libraries still matter? – by Baroness Tessa Blackstone
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-big-questions-is-the-50p-tax-rate-a-good-ideado-libraries-still-matter-is-ukip-electable-9100272.html

Falmouth Packet : 31st January
Consultation on slashing mobile library service in Cornwall starts on Monday
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/10978485.Consultation_on_slashing_mobile_library_service_in_Cornwall_starts_on_Monday/

Brent & Kilburn Times : 31st January
Owners of Kensal Rise library blame council for demolition
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/owners_of_kensal_rise_library_blames_council_for_demoilition_1_3262659

Brent & Kilburn Times : 31st January
Disgruntled residents protest on top of demolished library
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/disgruntled_residents_protest_on_top_of_demolished_library_1_3262698

Lincolnshire

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