Libraries News Round-up: 20th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th January
Campaigners brand DCMS library stats ‘bonkers’
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-brand-dcms-library-stats-bonkers.html

Public Libraries News : 19th January
Editorial | DCMS presents the best picture, Doncaster the worst
The DCMS have produced their review of the state of play in UK public libraries called the Report under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 for 2012/13 . Its purpose is to show what great work the DCMS is doing in public libraries and, as such, it is more a work of propaganda than a serious overview
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/01/dcms-presents-the-best-picture-doncaster-the-worst.html

Booktrade Info : 20th January
DCMS in the propaganda business? 
http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/51780

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 19th January
Donation Boxes in Public Libraries; legitimate income generation or taking the piss? http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/donation-boxes-in-public-libraries.html

Loughborough Echo : 20th January
Future of libraries under discussion 
“We expect to continue to run our town libraries, but we will explore community-running of our smaller libraries and possible co-location with other organisations, such as parish councils,” he added. “We may have to close libraries if we can’t find partners.”
http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/exploratory-discussions-currently-underway-kegworth-6521704

Southern Daily Echo : 20th January
Hampshire County Council debates 12 per cent budget cut
Reduced library services and community grants are among county council budget cuts coming under scrutiny today.
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10948768.Council_budget_could_be_slashed/?ref=var_0

Express & Star : 20th January
Worcestershire £1.9m in cuts put future of Hagley Library at risk
“However, any support the parish council gives must not leave it with future insurmountable debts and without problems landing in the lap of the parish council whilst the county council walks away.”
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/01/20/1-9m-in-cuts-put-future-of-hagley-library-at-risk/

Bristol Post : 20th January
Letter Bristol Library is the wrong place for new school
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/New-school-Library-wrong-place/story-20466020-detail/story.html

Wales Online : 20th January
Poll finds strong support for public libraries as almost 30 are facing the axe 
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/poll-finds-strong-support-public-6527316

South Wales Evening Post : 20th January
Plans to transform Briton Ferry Library into centre of learning
Plans are in the pipeline to transform a run-down but iconic library into a centre of learning. Residents have formed a trust in a bid to save Briton Ferry Library from closure. Neath Port Talbot Council is aiming to save £238,143 by off-loading nine of its libraries.
http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Plans-transform-Briton-Ferry-Library-centre/story-20467736-detail/story.html

wv11: 20th January
Wolverhampton Council: Have your say on Library opening hours
Wolverhampton City Council is consulting on plans to reduce opening hours at the city’s district libraries as it seeks to save £123 million over the next 5 years.
http://www.wv11.co.uk/2014/01/20/council-say-library-opening-hours/

Daventry Express : 20th January
Northamptonshire | Volunteers wanted for library homework clubs
http://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/local/volunteers-wanted-for-library-homework-clubs-1-5820052

Alittlebitofstone : 19th January
County council to review Staffordshire libraries
http://alittlebitofstone.com/2014/01/19/county-council-to-review-staffordshire-libraries/

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