Libraries News Round-up: 22nd March 2014

The Journal : 22nd March
Newcastle libraries open again with help of partners 
Council leader Nick Forbes said:  “We’re starting to get requests from other parts of the country to look at what we are doing in partnership libraries.”
http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-libraries-open-again-help-6863784

Chronicle Live : 22nd March
Newcastle libraries are saved from the axe
Four city libraries under threat of closure have been saved.  Fenham Library is one of 10 centres that were put at risk by budget cuts at Newcastle City Council, but it will re-open today thanks to a partnership scheme with Your Homes Newcastle. It will be followed in the coming weeks by High Heaton, Denton Burn, Cruddas Park, which have been saved by a partnership with Newcastle College.
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-libraries-saved-axe-6863742

Birmingham Against The Cuts : 18th March
Spring Hill library victory
Councillors at the Ladywood District Committee announced they had dropped plans to close Spring Hill Library due to the strength of opposition.
http://birminghamagainstthecuts.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/spring-hill-library-victory/

EADT : 22nd March
Suffolk: Book borrowing declines but county’s libraries start a new chapter
Suffolk’s libraries are now part of an Industrial and Provident Society, a not-for-profit, independent and charitable organisation set up in August 2012 to run the service.  ….  She said their “stable situation” is being strengthened with an increasing range of services and activities, with the service being run as “efficiently as possible”.
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk_book_borrowing_declines_but_county_s_libraries_start_a_new_chapter_1_3463581

Hemel Today : 22nd March
County Hall thumbs its way through libraries feedback after thousands have their say
http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/local/county-hall-thumbs-its-way-through-libraries-feedback-after-thousands-have-their-say-1-5948254

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