Libraries News Round-up: 21 May 2014

Public Libraries News : 20th May
Editorial | “For all persons desiring to make use thereof”
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/05/for-all-persons-desiring-to-make-use-thereof.html

Islington Gazette : 21st May
Islington and Camden council chiefs accused of cover-up over plans to merge legal departments
Islington’s libraries and leisure centres, especially those near to the border with Camden, could be at risk of closure if the councils decided to share services.
http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/islington_and_camden_council_chiefs_accused_of_cover_up_over_plans_to_merge_legal_departments_1_3609820

Kent Online : 21st May
Kent County Council could hand libraries over to charitable trust to save money, says Cllr Mike Hill 
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/a-new-chapter-for-kent-libraries-17570/ 

Burton Mail : 21st May
Leicestershire | People urged to speak out on library changes
Measham Library, in High Street, is one of 36 of the ‘least used’ libraries in Leicestershire that could close if Leicestershire County Council cannot find volunteers to run it as a ‘community hub’.
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/News/People-urged-to-speak-out-on-library-changes-20140521114729.htm

BBC News : 21st May
New Quay council anger over Tregaron library funding
The library in New Quay will be taken over by the town council next month and run by volunteers.  Meanwhile the county council will continue to fund a reduced service at Tregaron library.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-27373473

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