Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2015

Political Economy Research Centre : 20th October
PERC Paper 11 – Public Libraries in the Age of Austerity:  by Ian Anstice 
http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/perc-paper-11-public-libraries-in-the-age-of-austerity/

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th October
Nielsen highlights mid-teens reading dip 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nielsen-says-18-25s-more-likely-read-young-teens-314777

BBC News : 20th October
Oxfordshire County Council proposes £50m cuts 
Four mobile libraries could shut.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-34579625

Oxford Times : 20th October
Oxfordshire Cuts
Proposed cuts include : £1,000,000 from closing mobile libraries, 6 library vehicles, reducing book fund and a reduction in library staff 
http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/13879729.CUTS__Leader_says_plans_to_save___50m_across_Oxfordshire_are_a_worst_case_scenario_but_he_admits_majority_will_go_through/ 

Coventry Telegraph : 20th October
Earlsdon residents unite to in effort to save library from closure 
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/earlsdon-residents-unite-effort-save-10291077

Pirate FM : 20th October
The Future for Cornwall’s Libraries 
http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/1767607/the-future-for-cornwalls-libraries/

Loughborough Echo : 20th October
Leicestershire New community-run Rothley Library opens 
35 others “invited” to do likewise “or risk closure” 
http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/new-community-run-library-opens-10295273 

Bexley Times : 20th October
Bexley and Bromley could share commissioning on libraries 
Under the suggestion, the library services would join together, but with each council being able to specify specific requirements according to the borough’s priorities.  A further decision will be taken in 2016.
http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/bexley_and_bromley_could_share_commissioning_on_libraries_1_4277601

Shropshire Star : 20th October
Albrighton Parish Council set to aid library and pool 
He said some necessary changes included moving the children’s section to the back of the library with parish council offices at the front.
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/20/albrighton-parish-council-set-to-aid-library-and-pool/

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