Libraries News Round-up: 21st March 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st March
Sieghart submissions highlight library ‘lottery’
CILIP quoted
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-submissions-highlight-library-lottery.html

Huffington Post : 21st March
The Death of Multiculturalism? 
Newham’s libraries feature prominently
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/iram-sarwar/multiculturalism_b_5001582.html

THE GUARDIAN : 21st March
Manchester Central Library reopens after £50m revamp
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/mar/21/manchester-central-library-reopens-50m-pound-revamp

ChampNews: 21st March
Sefton | Anger over plans to demolish former library
However the plans have been slammed by Meols Ward Councillor Nigel Ashton, who says the council are ashamed of having the empty library as a constant reminder of their decision to cut the service.
http://www.champnews.com/newsstory.aspx?story=3049953

Swindon Advertiser : 20th March
Library users fear hours may be cut
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11088727.Library_users_fear_hours_may_be_cut/

Somerset Guardian : 20th March
Radstock | Libraries in supermarkets… you couldn’t make it up
http://www.somersetguardian.co.uk/Libraries-supermarkets-couldn-t-make/story-20831013-detail/story.html

Get West London : 21st March
Library users in Hounslow owe £450,000 in unpaid fines
Carillion, which runs library services on behalf of the council, was unable to say which books had been overdue for longest, saying titles were deleted from the system if they were not returned within two years.
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/library-users-hounslow-owe-450000-6861661

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