Libraries News Round-up: 2 May 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd May
Philip Pullman leads authors condemning inadequate prison libraries
Society of Authors’ letter charges justice minister Chris Grayling with failure to fulfil statutory responsibilities
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/may/02/philip-pullman-condemning-inadequate-prison-libraries

Alyson’s Welsh Libraries Blog : 1st May
New standards for Welsh public libraries
http://libalyson.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/new-standards-for-welsh-public-libraries/

BBC News : 1st May
Lincolnshire pushes ahead with library changes despite review
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-27237943

Horncastle News : 1st May
Plans for 30 community hubs meet County Council criteria
http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/community/community-news/breaking-news-plans-for-30-community-hubs-meet-county-council-criteria-1-6032888

THE GUARDIAN : 1st May
If it was a ‘tough choice’ to cut my job, then come and tell the children why
Enfield children’s librarian explains how it feels that his job is being cut
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/01/tough-choice-cut-job-enfield-children-centres-austerity

Hastings Observer : 1st May
East Sussex | Views sought for proposed changes to mobile libraries
http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/local/views-sought-for-proposed-changes-to-mobile-libraries-1-6028108

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