Libraries News Round-up: 23rd September 2013

Northern Scot : 23rd September
Equality Commission to consider Moray Council library decision
http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Equality-Commission-to-consider-Moray-Council-library-decision-23092013.htm

THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd September
Blackman: ‘ringfence library budgets’
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/blackman-ringfence-library-budgets.html

Good Library Blog : 23rd September
Lincolnshire public library service
http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/

Liverpool Echo : 23rd September
Earl of Wessex opens Liverpool’s Central Library
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/earl-wessex-opens-liverpools-central-6083028

Lancashire Evening Post : 23rd September
Campaign launched at Lancashire libraries for improved reading
Lancashire County Council is launching a new campaign to encourage school age children and their parents to use the library service.   …  The adverts will feature on billboards, buses and posters, as well as being advertised in schools and children’s centres across the county.
http://www.lep.co.uk/news/campaign-launched-at-lancashire-libraries-for-improved-reading-1-6075915

Local Government Chronicle : 23rd September
So what are libraries for then?
The focus is not on borrowing, but about people feeling connected – to localities, to their potential and that of their families and to help needed at key times.
http://www.lgcplus.com/opinion/so-what-are-libraries-for-then/5063491.article?blocktitle=Latest-Opinion&contentID=5828

Bourne Local : 23rd September
Letter | Cuts are based on incorrect figures
Apparently Thurlby Parish Council has received a reply, apologising for basing the mobile library cuts on incorrect figures.  Why has this apology not been published by Lincolnshire County Council? Has the data been corrected? Is Thurlby’s mobile service safe?
http://www.bournelocal.co.uk/news/letters/letter-cuts-are-based-on-incorrect-figures-1-5519112

This Is South Wales : 23rd September
Councillors hope to save Briton Ferry Library from closure
“It is the oldest library in Neath Port Talbot and one of the oldest in the Wales,” he said. “This library is unique. It is an icon of the town.”
http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Councillors-hope-save-Briton-Library-closure/story-19832374-detail/story.html#axzz2fhZ9kFkx

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