Libraries News Round-up: 23 February 2016

Spiked Online : 23rd February
Turning libraries into community centres
Libraries are for reading, not knitting
http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/turning-libraries-into-community-centres/18057#.VsyQWUBNgmQ

UK Authority : 23rd February
Six library authorities take up cloud e-book service
http://www.ukauthority.com/news/6002/six-libraries-take-up-cloud-e-book-service

Buteman : 23rd February
Put school librarians before top job, says Argyll and Bute MSP
http://www.buteman.co.uk/news/local-headlines/put-school-librarians-before-top-job-says-argyll-and-bute-msp-1-4036546

Gloucester Citizen : 23rd February
Community call to action to preserve Brockworth Library’s future
volunteers fear running out of funds
http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Community-action-preserve-Brockworth-Library-s/story-28790087-detail/story.html

Leicester Mercury : 23rd February
Axe set to fall on Barwell library as County Hall cuts costs
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Axe-set-fall-Barwell-library-County-Hall-cuts/story-28790983-detail/story.html

Nuneaton News : 23rd February
Leicestershire | Bid to protect Barwell library taken to Parliament
http://www.nuneaton-news.co.uk/Bid-protect-library-taken-Parliament/story-28790154-detail/story.html

Swindon Advertiser : 23rd February
Letter ‘Town deserves better’
“We do not deserve to be a laughing stock with a council that closes our, repeat, our libraries” — Clive Hooper, Wroughton
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/swindonletters/14295353.Town_deserves_better/

Swindon Advertiser : 18th February
Wiltshire | Calne Library set to trial no-staff system
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14287348.Calne_Library_set_to_trial_no_staff_system/

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