Libraries News Round-up: 23rd May, 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.

ACE: Libraries should be ‘hub’ of communities 

Campaign for the Book : 23rd May
Newsletter | “Envisioning” the decline of the public library service

Library Campaign : 23rd May
ACE Libraries report launched – Missing in action? 
inc. link to Report

CILIP : 23rd May
Press Release | Call for political leadership on Libraries

SCL : 23rd May
SCL Welcomes Arts Council’s Envisioning Report : 23rd May
Libraries must remain community hubs despite technological change, report says
inc quote from Ed Vaizey MP 

BBC News : 23rd May
Sefton Council approves plans to close seven libraries

Liverpool Echo : 23rd May
Seven libraries to close by end of year, confirm Sefton Council
Council still open to community groups taking over, but campaigners fear being too late to act

Crosby Herald : 23rd May
Sefton | Council report recommends closure of libraries in Crosby and Litherland

Evesham Observer : 23rd May
Broadway More details given to help decide library future 
“It’s now up to the community to pull together to maintain the building and create a flexible exciting hub that really meets the needs of our community.”


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