Libraries News Round-up: 21 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st October
Library of Birmingham in £2m language school conversion 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-birmingham-in-2m-language-school-conversion-315112 

THE GUARDIAN : 21st October
Staff shortages forcing prisoners to choose between books and showers 
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/21/staff-shortages-forcing-prisoners-to-choose-between-books-and-showers

Libraries Taskforce : 21st October
Guest Blog | Libraries as Fun Palaces – by author Stella Duffy
https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2015/10/21/libraries-as-fun-palaces/

Newham Recorder : 21st October
Extended opening hours for Newham’s libraries 
http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/extended_opening_hours_for_newham_s_libraries_1_4277944

Get Reading : 21st October 
Hands off Tilehurst Library say petitioners
Tilehurst is one of 6 libraries under threat, all in deprived areas.
http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/hands-tilehurst-library-say-petitioners-10304472 

Telegraph & Argus : 21st October
Poet, Simon Armitage, supports campaign to save Kirklees libraries 
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/13886582.Poet_supports_campaign_to_save_Kirklees_libraries/ 

Brixton Buzz : 21st October
Lambeth | Campaigners plan protest march from Brixton to Stockwell to greet Cabinet member at her ‘book-ish gym’ 
http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/10/library-campaigners-plan-protest-march-from-brixton-to-stockwell-to-greet-cabinet-member-at-her-book-ish-gym/ 

Leicester Mercury : 21st October
Letter | I’m incensed by Braunstone Library’s closure 
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/m-incensed-library-s-closure/story-28021102-detail/story.html

Retford Times : 21st October
Nottinghamshire | New chapter for Tuxford Library 
http://www.retfordtimes.co.uk/New-chapter-Tuxford-Library/story-28029148-detail/story.html 

THE GUARDIAN : 15th October
Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming 
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/15/neil-gaiman-future-libraries-reading-daydreaming

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