Libraries News Round-up: 1st May 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st May
SoA urges improvement of prison libraries
SoA chief executive Nicola Solomon (pictured) used the letter to outline the statutory duty of prisons to have a library, with all prisoners allowed access for a minimum of 30 minutes every two weeks.
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/soa-urges-improvement-prison-libraries.html

Leicester Mercury : 30th April
Have your say on libraries
Public meetings are being held so library users can have their say on plans which could see branches closed.
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/say-libraries/story-21033141-detail/story.html

Penarth Times : 30th April
Protesters slam library proposals that could see staff replaced by volunteers
http://www.penarthtimes.co.uk/news/11182076.Protesters_slam_library_proposals_that_could_see_staff_replaced_by_volunteers/

Lincolnshire Echo : 1st May
Council reveals the successful bids for services that faced closure
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Council-reveals-30-bids-community-run/story-21042400-detail/story.html

Lincolnshire Echo : 1st May
Council set to name the groups chosen to run 30 Lincolnshire library ‘hubs’
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Council-set-groups-chosen-run-30-library-hubs/story-21040505-detail/story.html

The Lincolnite : 1st May
Community hub plans approved for all Lincolnshire libraries
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2014/05/community-hub-proposals-approved-for-all-lincolnshire-libraries/

Stamford Mercury : 1st May
Hours to be cut at Deepings Library as council talks go on
http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/community/community-news/hours-to-be-cut-at-deepings-library-as-council-talks-go-on-1-6033204

Sleaford Standard : 1st May
Thumbs up given to volunteers’ plans to run village libraries 
local detail
http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/local/thumbs-up-given-to-volunteers-plans-to-run-village-libraries-1-6033037

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