Libraries News Round-up: 2 October 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd October
Proposed decimation of Barnet Libraries – Update 
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/proposed-decimation-of-barnet-libraries.html 

Ledbury Reporter : 2nd October
Residents rally together in bid to save Herefordshire’s libraries 
http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13800539.Residents_rally_together_in_bid_to_save_Herefordshire_s_libraries/ 

Times Series : 2nd October
Barnet Libraries to remain open but 46% of staff face axe under proposals 
http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13800134.Libraries_to_remain_open_but_46__of_staff_face_axe_under_proposals/ 

London SE1 : 2nd October
Waterloo Library will close within six months under Lambeth plans 
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8464 

Vassall View : 2nd October
Lambeth announces long term plan for future of Minet library & local parks 
http://www.vassallview.com/2015/10/lambeth-announces-long-term-for-future.html 

South London Today : 2nd October
Lambeth puts forwards its plans for the borough libraries 
http://www.southlondon-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=3838&headline=Lambeth%20puts%20forwards%20its%20plans%20for%20the%20borough%20libraries 

Stoke Sentinel : 2nd October
Staffordshire | Majority of mobile library users in Staffordshire say proposed cuts will affect themhttp://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Majority-mobile-library-users-Staffordshire-say/story-27910410-detail/story.html 

Northamptonshire Telegraph : 2nd October
Libraries in Northamptonshire lack ‘space, facilities, staff, volunteers and expertise’ for
under fives sessions, according to a watchdog’s report
 
http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/top-stories/libraries-in-northamptonshire-lack-space-facilities-staff-volunteers-and-expertise-for-under-fives-sessions-1-6988754

Loughborough Echo : 2nd October
Leicestershire | Mountsorrel Library could close says county council 
The council says that Mountsorrel submitted plans which required ongoing financial support, which the council is not offering. 
http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/mountsorrel-library-could-close-says-10165477

Chronicle Live : 2nd October
New home found for Gateshead library, after council slashed its opening hours by a third 
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/new-home-found-gateshead-library-10177436 

Daily Record : 2nd October
North Ayrshire libraries to stay open but cost-cutting measures mean hours will be slashed 
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/north-ayrshire-libraries-stay-open-6560708 

The Star : 1st October 
Marking one year of community-run libraries in Sheffield after controversial cut 
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/marking-one-year-of-community-run-libraries-in-sheffield-after-controversial-cut-1-7490301 

South London Press : 1st October
Lewisham Job fears at libraries: Plans to axe staff to save £1m 
first public meeting:  Broadway Theatre, Catford, Weds 7th October at 7.30 pm
http://www.southlondonpress.co.uk/article.cfm?id=3780&headline=Job%20fears%20at%20libraries:%20Town%20hall%20plans%20to%20axe%20staff%20to%20save%20%C2%A31m

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