Libraries News Round-up: 2 February

BBC News : 2nd February
Clifton, ‘library of things’ plan proposed 
Campaigners plan to loan out power washers, garden tools and ….
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-38834388

Leon’s Library Blog : 2nd February
Not Waving but Drowning 
https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/02/02/not-waving-but-drowning/

Bath Chronicle : 2nd February 
Protesters ‘ashamed of city’ over plans to move Bath Central Library 
http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/bath-central-library-protest/story-30104821-detail/story.html

Bath Chronicle : 2nd February 
B&NES Council says ‘no books being sold as part of Bath Central Library relocation’ 
Users have also questioned statistics for the number of people who use the service to borrow books
http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/b-nes-council-says-no-books-being-sold-as-part-of-bath-central-library-relocation/story-30106798-detail/story.html

Cumbria Crack : 2nd February 
Cockermouth library to be transferred to Town Council 
http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/02/02/cockermouth-library-transferred-town-council/

Bury Times : 2nd February
Just 2 choices in consultation over libraries as closures loom 
http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15065266.Just_2_choices_in_consultation_over_libraries_as_closures_loom/

Ham & High : 2nd February 
Library campaigners in Haringey slam council’s ‘invalid’ consultation 
http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/library_campaigners_in_haringey_slam_council_s_invalid_consultion_1_4873041

Huddersfield Examiner : 2nd February 
We will work together to cope with library cuts, says Kirklees volunteer 
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/library-volunteers-braced-more-cuts-12545422

Sheffield Telegraph : 2nd February
A new library run by volunteers has opened in Sheffield 
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/new-library-opens-1-8361535

Wigan Today : 2nd February 
Library consultation draws to a close
http://www.wigantoday.net/news/library-consultation-draws-to-a-close-1-8368289

THE GUARDIAN : 1st  February
Letter | Invest in libraries, not phonics tests
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/feb/01/invest-in-libraries-not-phonics-tests

Socialist Party : 1st February
Leicester: libraries fightback 
http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/24368/01-02-2017/leicester-libraries-fightback

Ledbury Reporter : 1st February 
Hereford Library re-opens after long closure 
http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/NEWS/15060751.Hereford_Library_re_opens_after_long_closure/

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